Economic Aggression: A Soviet Concept

Kirsten Sellars

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    Abstract

    At the end of the war in Europe, the Allies wished to prosecute at Nuremberg some of the financiers and industrialists who had rearmed Germany and bankrolled the Nazi regime. But how could the actions of the German magnates be distinguished from those of their Allied equivalents? And at what point did legitimate profit-making, the object of every capitalist, turn into criminal profiteering, the subject of criminal proceedings? This question was never properly answered, but it is not surprising that the most active proponents of the idea of trying individuals for economic aggression hailed not from the capitalist world, but from the USSR.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Criminal Responsibility of War's Funders and Profiteers
    Editors Nina H. B. Jorgensen
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages17-36
    ISBN (Print)9781108692991
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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