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Causes of the Ukraine Genocide

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Why did the Ukraine Genocide Happen?

Stalin ordered a war on the kulaks, a class of prosperous peasants who resisted his plan for collectivization of agriculture in the Soviet Union (state control over agricultural production and distribution). The state used propaganda extensively to gain support for the program.

The crash collectivization program was not popular and it brought about a crisis in production.  In 1930, the first year after collectivization, the quota was met due to an unusually good harvest. The following year, 1931, the quota was not met in spite of force used in collecting. Areas of starvation were created. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will keep out Kulaks from the collectives (1930)

 

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