Was Collectivisation a success?

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Was Collectivisation a success?

Economically successful:

  • 1930: 25% of peasant housholds were collectivised
  • 1941: all farms in Russia were collective
  • 1928: the state procured 11 million tonnes of grain - rose to 16 million in 1929 and 23 million in 1933 and 0.03 million tonnes -> 5 million+
  • Use the money for industrialisation
  • Dispossessed peasants fled to towns and provided labour for new factories
  • 1922: 40 urban population increased 22 million to 63 million

Politically successful:

  • Stalin increased urbanisation
  • In 1928, only 18% of Soviet citizens were working class. Rose to 50% in 1939. In some cities,

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