Communism stands for a stateless society where all are equal . No one is rich or poor in a communist system. In Communism, it is the community that holds the production and the major resources. .
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Communismstands for a stateless society where all are equal. No one is rich or poor in a communist system. In Communism, it is the community that holds the production and the major resources.
FASCIM Fascism pertains to state and it considers state above everything else. In fascism the state is all embracing. For the fascists, no human values exist outside the state.
Soviet Union was formed after the Communist Revolution in 1917. Josef Stalinassumes supreme leadership (1927-1953).
In an effort to build a militarily powerful and industrially strong country in light of competition with the international world, Stalin institutes purges and controls over the agriculturally rich Ukraine.
Stalin was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century. His regime of terror caused the death and suffering of tens of millions.
“Plague of Hunger”
Ukraine, Soviet Union
Stalin’s goal to create all the Soviet republic under the common culture of Russian.
Years earlier, threats by the Ukrainian leaders to pursue self-determinationand create an independent Ukraine from Russia lead to a threaton Stalin’s goal to centralize power in Moscow for himself.
Stalin made efforts to eliminate this threat by collectivization of agricultural lands (confiscating individual farms, and forcing farmers into large state-owned collective farms).
Through control of education, common language of Russian, and massive arrests of Ukrainian leaders, Stalin furthers his control.
All grain produced was sold internationally to finance Stalin’s desire for rapid industrialization.
Those opposing Stalin’s plan were condemned to death or exiled into forced labour camps in Siberia.
To further production, Stalin increased grain quotas, making it impossible for farmers to meet the demands.
Stalin’s response was to confiscate all food sources and seal off Ukraine’s borders, thus further preventing people from obtaining food.
… food that was readily available within the rest of Russia.
Creating the MAN-MADE famine called the Holodomor
Stalin refused to allow reference to the issue as a famine, and refused to accept international aid for the starving.
At the height of the Holodomor, people were dying at the rate of 25,000/day, or 1000/hr, or 17/minute
To what extent was Soviet ultranationalism responsible for the extreme act of genocide-famine in Ukraine?