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Stage 1

  • 1928: Stalin commits Russia to collective farming as part of the Great Turn: he focuses on voluntary collectivisaton, using propaganda to try to convince peasants of the benefits
  • 1928: Stalin launches the Urals-Siberian method of the forcible seizure of grain and closing down of markets
  • By 1929, less than 5% of farms had been collectivised and the Urals-Siberian method was causing unrest in affected areas

Stage 2

  • December 1929: forced collectivisation begins with dekulakisation and the Twenty-Five Thousanders
  • January 1930: Stalin announced…


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