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“Collectivisation was a political success but an economic failure and a human disaster” discuss.
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"Collectivisation was a political success but an economic failure and a human disaster" discuss.
Well, where does one begin to discuss three views that are completely open to interpretation, and with one of those views being as extreme to say that the human cost was a 'disaster', at least it is going to be easier to write about collectivisation in retrospect than I'm sure it was for Stalin who had to deal with the problem head on there and then.
To open this essay first I feel it important that everyone knows what exactly the term collectivisation is. The Merriam-Webmaster Online dictionary tells us it is: a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution. This basically means that the Russian government was planning to merge all the small privately owned farms under one central power that will control all production and all the finances of said farm, these groups of farms will be known as collectives. Each collective will be given a set targets to reach within a set time, failure to complete said target could mean a lot of punishment for the peasants working on these collective farms. This was a huge scale
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