Why Collectivisation Was a Sucess

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To what extent was collectivization a success? Collectivization was a process which meant that small farms joined together to create larger farms in order to improve efficiency, another reason for it was to destroy the Kulaks. Stalin wanted to gain control over the countryside, this give him the ability to fulfill this, finally collectivization was used to increase the production of grain to sell to foreign countries. . Stalin achieved most of his aims; Grain production rose to nearly 100 million tones in 1937, although the numbers of animals never recovered. Russia sold large quantities of grain to other countries; this of course made a huge difference to the economy in Russia. A colossal 17 million people left the countryside to go to work in the towns this was part of industrialization which helped to improve the economy. The kulaks were eliminated, this was one Stalin’s main aims and finally, the peasants were closely under the government's control, which pleased Stalin greatly. There were many failures in collectivization, particularly the - output fell in the 1930s largely for three reasons; the peasants resented the state taking their land, machinery and livestock, so they did not work as hard and put more effort into their private plots, where they could keep any profit generated. Alongside the implementation of collectivization was the policy of liquidating the kulaks. The Party said these were rich farmers - in reality they were the better farmers, they had improved their land and had a better understanding of their land and what to grow and how to grow it than the
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