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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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