Tag: collectivization

Calling For Collectivization

“The ultimate goal of socialist society was to create a new person, a New Soviet Person, who’s entire consciousness was shaped by the socialist environment” The first five year plan called for collectivization, or the transfer of Soviet agriculture from individual farms to state run collective farms. Stalin believed that the organization of collective farms […]

Stalin’s Big Idea

When Stalin came to power after the death of Lenin he immediately faced the problem of lack of grain and peasant protests over said lack of grain.  Another problem posed to the new regime was that of the Kulaks, these were the higher class of peasants.  The Kulaks posed a problem to Stalin because they […]