The Death Of The Soviet Republic

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The Holodomor refers to faime disaster in the Ukraine From 1932 to 1933. Holodomor translates to “death by hunger”, it resulted in the starvation and eventual death of millions of Ukraine people. It is considered a genocide by 25 countries, and the United Nations. This was the direct result of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Republic, who wanted to diminish Ukrainian nationalism, and control the grain production of Soviets. This was done successfully by the process of collectivisation, and intentional starvation of his people. This calamity was entirely preventable, as food was being produced, but only used to export, leaving the people of the Ukraine starving. Although it only lasted a few years this genocide left effects on the Ukraine that are still seen today. This catastrophe broke several human rights laws, by depriving Ukrainians of a standard living, freedom of religion, and their property. The circumstances prior to the 1930s, led one of the most catastrophic famines in history. By the early 20th century, the Ukraine had been govern by the Russian czars for over 200 years. When the rule of the czars failed in 1917, it was soon after that the Ukraine announced itself an independent republic, with Kiev as its capital. However, only a few months later with the newly formed Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin seeked to regain the Ukraine. This led to several years of fighting, amongst Lenin’s Red Army and Ukrainian troops. By 1921, the Soviet Union had regained
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