I quote some information on the Trans-Siberian:An idea came to me, we should create a Trans-Eurasian Railway/Canals that connects every Eurasian Silk Road members as a way to transport goods, resources, wartime materials. and soldiers.
We are 10-15 years further, have lost WW1, just had the Civil War. You all have great plans, but the money / resources just are not there to do anything except rebuild and maybe some industrialisation and some basic extra infrastructure projects. But nothing on that scale.the estimated costs in 1916 U.S. dollars ranged from $770 million to $1 billion, which represented one-fifth of Russia's national debt at the time. During its construction, the Trans-Siberian was a serious drain on the Russian economy
Even if this USSR does twice as good as OTL, it takes us long to get back to the Tsar's levels:
Say that is 5 years here vs OTL 10 years. With all the mechanisation and industrialisation plans, we'd need another 10 (that's 1935) to get to the level just before WW2, especially if we don't go Stalin's brutal course. And even then we'd be facing 1941 shortages of spare parts, radios, lenses etc etc. We need the time until 1940 at least to become a proper power, then we might put our aim towards USA levels of GDPs (per capita)During the first decade of Soviet rule and up to 1929, the Soviet economy struggled to recover from the damages of World War I, the Revolution, and the civil war, and then to find its way through policy zigzags of the young and inexperienced Soviet leadership. It is commonly accepted that during this decade of the 1920s the Soviet economy more or less managed to regain the level of national product of 1913, the last prewar year.