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How did Stalin and the leadership of the Bolshevik Party react to the
spontaneous and violent collectivization and `dekulakization' tide?
They basically tried to lead, discipline and rectify the existing
movement, both politically and practically.
The Party leadership did everything
in its power to ensure that the great collectivization revolution could
take place in optimal conditions and at the least cost. But it could
not prevent deep antagonisms from bursting or `blowing up',
given the countryside's backward state.
Fri Aug 25 09:03:42 PDT 1995