- Larger units of land could be farmed, and more efficiently thanks to mechanisation. The unadvanced and inefficient ways of serfdom could be abolished and production would increase.
- Exporting the excess could introduce more modern methods and increase grain production.
- It would be a lot easier to procure the grain.
- More food would be available to feed the workers and make industrialisation move along faster
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- Stalin distrusted the peasants and would not let them obstruct the process of industrial production.
- Collectivisation could help to eliminate Stalin's political rivals, and to secure his position in th party.
- Stalin saw the Kulaks as a 'class enemy' to be destroyed.
- Capitalism in the country could be eradicated, replaced with socialism.
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- Communists thought it was worng for peasants to own their own land.
- This went against the communist ideal of collective owner ship.
- Stalin wanted to turn the Soviet Nation into an industrail power to rival the west.
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- The peasants could be socialised and encoured to become a community.
- The government could crack down on peasant resistance.
- Communism could be extended to the remostest areas of the countryside.
- The NEP was causing disputes
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