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Stalin and his minions (hangmen) characterized those atrocities as necessary for the revolution to survive regardless of the terrible suffering it caused millions of people. They considered it justifiable. The truth of the matter was that it was really all about preserving their power in government.

The communist revolution was mostly about class warfare. Stalin was out to wipe out classes of people, such as those whom they deemed "counterrevolutionary." However, "counterrevolutionary" activity began to mean anything that was against the new government. The so-called communist revolution was supposed to alleviate the suffering that the ordinary Russian experienced at the hands of the tsars and the aristocracy. As it turned out, the Russian people suffered far more than they had under the Tsars.

Collectivization was designed to wipe out that class of peasant that happened to own a little land or just some livestock. The land was not given to the other peasants as the Bolsheviks had promised. Land was kept by the government.

The purges were designed to rid the Communist Party, the government and the military of anyone who might be a threat to Stalin's authority.


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Under Vladimier Lenin, Russia began collectivization. This process continued, and did accelerate under Josef Stalin, who followed Lenin. But, Stalin did not cause the acceleration, the communist philosophy that Russia followed called for collectivization.

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To meet his goal Joseph Stalin instituted the Revolution from Above program. This was meant to industrialize and improve collectivization of agricultural.


Joseph Stalin had three economic policies. The policies are as follows: Socialism, the Five Year Plans, and the Collectivization of Agriculture.

Millions of people starved due to it. Ukraine area also became very anti-Stalin as a direct result of this.

By 1930, Stalin was in full command of the USSR. Soviet policies were "decrees" from the Communist Party. In January of 1930, the party issued this decree:"On the Tempo of Collectivization and Measures of Government Assistance in Collective Farm Construction".It is interesting to see this decree and notice how the term "Assistance" is used. The "measures" were perhaps the unofficial goal of Stalin to destroy the upper classes of the Soviet peasantry.

"Collectivization" was Stalin's program to eliminate individual private farms that had been allowed under Lenin's New Economic Policy.

Trotsky understood the importance of a slow collectivization process. So did Stalin and Rykov. When Stalin changed his mind, the results were a disaster and grain production fell to lows, lower than the socalled Hunger Zone" Famine was the result and the entire economy was placed on the brink of disaster.

It was called "collectivization," because many small individually owned farms were taken from their owners and collected into one larger farm.

Stalin was known primarily for his Five Year Plans, designed to industrialize the Soviet economy and "collectivization" which was designed to combine small individually run farms into larger farms run either by the former owners collectively (kolkhozes) or by the government (sovkhozes).

Joseph Stalin (December 1878 - March 1953) was a leader of the Soviet Union. Stalin's concept of "socialism in one country" became a central tenet of society as he replaced the New Economic Policy with a centralized command economy to launch a period of industrialization and collectivization.

Stalin instituted the policy called "collectivization" in order to modernize agriculture in the Soviet Union. This policy forces individual farms to join together as one large enterprise working according to directions from the central planning agency, rather than by individual farmers. Collectivization came in two forms, "kolkhozes" and "sovkhozes."In the "kolkhoz," farmers rented the land from the state and ran it according to their own methods, provided they met their quotas.In "sovkhozes," the government ran the farm while the farmers were just like wage employees with no say in how things were done.collectivization

During Collectivization under Stalin, the land was seized entirely by the state, then distributed equally between Farmers and Peasants. They then grew crops on the land, with tools either given by the state, or made, and seeds, provided if there weren't any. They would grow crops on the land, then a certain percentage would be kept by them to feed their families, and the rest taken by the state in order to feed others. However, due to a series of bad management issues, and natural famines, the Collectivization program was not 100% successful.

The hallmark agriculture policy synonymous with Josef Stalin was Collectivization, which has been widely recognized as a crime against humanity. Private and kulak farms tolerated under Lenin's new Economic Policy were violently nationalized. Nevertheless, collectivization, command market agricultural policies, and political factors resulted in the Ukraine's holodomor of mass famine during the 1930s.

It really depends on how you look at it. There are certain traits that make him an excellent and capable leader, but there are also things he did that make him a tyrant. For example, industrialization and social liberation. Through industrialization he improved the economy of the Soviet Union. Ultimately, that led to their ability to defeat Germany in WWII. Social liberation allowed equal rights for both males and females in the Soviet Union. Then again, he also did some tyrannical things. Like the assassination of his enemies, the Ukrainian famine, and collectivization. Collectivization was to take food from the farmers, which didn't result in how Stalin expected it.

Animal Farm is a book reflecting events leading up to and during Stalin era before the War World 2. The Stalin Era (1927-1953) was dominated by Joseph Stalin, who sought to reshape Soviet society with aggressive economic planning, in particular a sweeping collectivization of agriculture and development of industrial power. Goerge Orwell(author) wrote this book in 1945 as a critic to the politics.

In 1927 and 1928 the problems involved with the collectivization had reached a stage of almost complete failure. The solutions discussed were held behind closed doors in the Kremlin. With that said, many historians believe that Bukharin's views were that a civil war might develop if Stalin persisted in his heavy hand on the Russian peasants. He placed himself in danger with his anti-Stalinist ideas.

Joseph Stalin was a not only a communist but also in partial favor of being a democrat and republican...he was able to show his democratic side during the downfall of the provisional govt. as he needed the support for his rise to power. He then showed his republican side when he deployed plans such as collectivization and industrialization as he was forced to kill many in favor of the country and the fall of the communist regime...

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