Cambodian Genocide.docx - Bryan Gomez Mr Fede Holocaust\/Genocide Studies I 21 February 2018 Cambodian Gencodie DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION Document 1.Stalin

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Bryan Gomez Mr. Fede Holocaust/Genocide Studies I 21 February 2018 Cambodian Gencodie DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION Document 1 ...Stalin came to power after Lenin’s death in 1924, inheriting a government that was still struggling to control an unwieldy empire. The new premier [leader] soon turned his attention toward Ukraine, the largest and most troublesome of the non-Russian Soviet republics. The Ukrainians were a fiercely independent people, given to ignoring directives from Moscow and stubbornly maintaining their individualistic, agrarian way of life. That independent spirit made them a problem. At a time when Stalin wanted to build a strong industrial base, they clung to their rural peasant traditions. At a time when he wanted to abolish private ownership of land, they refused to surrender their farms. In short, the Ukrainians had become a threat to the revolution .... Document 2 In 1929, Stalin’s policy of all-out collectivization had disastrous effects on agricultural productivity. He increased the amount of grain to be exported from Ukraine. This action resulted
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