Joseph Stalin's Forced Famine

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Joseph Stalin is known to be “one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history” (bbc.co.uk). Stalin became general secretary of the Communist Party, which had given him the control that he had been looking for (bbc.co.uk). Soon after, he was granted dictatorship of the Soviet Union after Vladimir Lenin had died (historyplace.com). Many people did not like the way that Stalin was ruling. People wanted their own independence from Stalin and he did not take that very well. In 1929, Stalin had believed that many Ukrainian scholars, scientists, religious leaders, etc. were planning a riot against him. Without even being listened to during a trial, they were killed or deported immediately to prison camps (blogspot.com). The …show more content…
Dehumanization is when one group contradicts the human race of someone else. The group that is denied humanity is the Kulaks. These people stood up for themselves because they did not want to have collective farming. The Kulaks were standing up for themselves and because they went against Stalin they were punished for their actions. When Stalin became the leader of the Soviet Union, he made a rule saying that no one was allowed to speak against his orders. Because of Kulaks refused the collective farming Stalin took their identities from them. Animals were fed but people were not. The Kulaks were not allowed to eat and were starved to death. Feeding the animals that these people owned over themselves showed that Stalin considered that these people were lower than their own animals (unitedhumansrights.org).
Before Stalin started killing the Kulaks from starvation, it all had to be thought out and organized. Genocides were always planned by the state in which the genocide was occurring. 25,000 communists came from Russia to organize collective farming (faminegenocide.com). There was also secret police and they were sent into trying to get different people to join their side. They would terrorize most of them and make them unite into one big assembly. After scaring and threatening most of them, the majority still stuck up for the Kulaks (faminegenocide.com).
The victims, the Kulaks, were separated from the others because they were the people whom

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