The results of collectivisation

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How accurate is it to say that the most important result of the collectivisation of agriculture was that it imposed control in the countryside?

Take into consideration -

  • Collectivisation was a failure
  • Control
  • Ideology & leadership/party support 
  • Economy

Control - does Stalin control the countryside?

  • By 1941 all farms are collectivised.

BUT

  • Kolkhoz farms - farms where the farmers are entitled to some profit when they've met their target - are the most successful.
  • There's still resistance in the countryside - people slaughtered their livestock. The amount of meat eaten by urban workers fell by 2/3 between 1928 and 1932.
  • Peasants no longer owned their land and so had little incentive to work hard, and productivity…

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