Dependence of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe on Essential Imported Materials Year 2000.
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the dependence of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European satellites on imported essential materials that will move to these countries in large quantities over sea lanes at the end of this century. It is intended as an input to the Navys border study, Project 2000. In carrying out this analysis, we focused on two major questions To what degree will bulk, ocean-borne imports be essential to the economy of the Soviet Union and the East European satellites in the year 2000. What will be the likely origins and destinations of these imports, types of ships employed, and shipping routes. This report is the result of an extensive review of the various sources available -- both Eastern and Western. We have freely utilized work undertaken by and on behalf of many U.S. government agencies including the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey, U.S. Navy, Central Intelligence Agency, and Defense Intelligence Agency. In a few instances, we have identified the specific source for certain information, but in most instances we utilized numerous sources in reaching any given conclusion and did not attempt to document each step.
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