Consequences of Collectivisation Flashcards

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What are the factors?

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Political
Effects on rural areas
Industrialisation and Urbanisation

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Explain the Political factors

inc. the result for Stalin

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> Increasing anger towards communist party
United the Party behind Stalin - fear of Civil War and Left Wings
Stalin emerged stronger than ever before

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Explain the effects on rural areas as a factor

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> Devastating effects on Peasantry
Mechanisation - tractors meant less horses and surplus workers
Success = all farms were collectivised by 1941 - however are great social costs

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Explain the industrialisation and urbanisation factor

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> Grain export increased
Living conditions dropped drastically - slums
Blamed ‘Kulak spirits’ - increased workers suspicions of socialism in the countryside

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