The impact of collectivisation

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The famine (1932-33)
The 1932 and 1933 harvests were poor and failed to meet quotas, for example, the harvest of 1933 was 10 million tonnes less than that of 1926

  • Activists sent from the cities  did not have knowledge of farming methods
  • There were not enough animals to pull ploughs as peasants had eaten or destroyed them
  • The MTS did not provide enough tractors
  • Peasants gained nothing from collective land and so refused to work hard on it
  • There was a drought

Nevertheless, the regime enforced their

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