The End Of The Free Peasantry Analysis

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The author, Robert Conquest, argues that the Ukrainian Famine was indeed and should be considered a genocide. In his chapter of “The End of the Free Peasantry” Conquest argues that collectivization was to impact in the industrialization in Russia during the time of Stalin; without having the grain and agricultural benefits of the Ukraine, Russia would not be able to keep up with movement of industrialization and feeding those who worked in the factories, hence the taking of grain from Ukraine was essential. In order to support his argument, Conquest provides data to demonstrate the percentage amounts of exporting grain from Ukraine into Russia, and how in some cases each year the amount would increase leaving less amounts for the Ukrainians

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