Stalin's Economic Policies - Collectivisation

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Stalin's Economic Policies - Collectivisation

In order to industrialise, Russia needed money, raw materials and workers. Russia was still predominantly agricultural - money had come from taxing the peasants (remember Witte?) - cheap food had to come from the peasants and peasants had to be moved to the towns. The solution was for the peasants to give up their own farms and join "kolkhoz" or collectives - peasants would become like factory workers - all livestock and equipment would be shared amongst the collective.

Stalin believed it could…


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