Successes and failures of Collectivisation


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  • Successes and failures of Collectivisation
    • 10 million are forced in slave labour and 2 to 3 million die.
    • Grain harvest failures are worse than under the Tsars.
    • Huge numbers of livestock are lost
    • An estimated 7 million die as a result of famine.
    • Loss of expertise due to dekulakisation
    • Peasant resistance
    • Provides food and manpower for Stalin's urban workforce
    • Provides funds for industrialisation during the First Five Year Plan.
    • Provides a solution to Russia's land problem
    • Established Stalin's authority in the countryside
    • Reinforced Stalin's credentials as a Socialist leader
    • Presence of OGPU and  passport system helps political control


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