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Great observation gortex...if only the British politicians could be as kind and gentle as Muslim extremists...
STALIN’S ATROCITIES Forced collectivisation moved millions of people from the countryside to the cities, allowing the Soviet Union to industrialisation. The upheaval caused by this massive forced movement of people contributed to the Soviet famine of 1932-33 (known as the Holodomor in Ukraine) in which at least five million died. Increasingly paranoid, Stalin unleashed his “Great Terror” in the 1930s. 750,000 members of the military or the Communist Party who he thought might oppose him were executed. Three million were exiled – imprisoned in gulags where they became slave labour. And, in the Second World War, millions of civilians (both Soviet and German) were killed during the brutal conflict on the Eastern Front.
ESTIMATES OF HOW MANY PEOPLE STALIN KILLED Dictators are, as you might imagine, not keen to record how many people they are killing.So it is tricky to establish exactly how many people died as a result of Stalin’s policies. Estimates of the death toll vary widely, from 3.5-8 million (G Ponton) at the low end to 60 million (A Solzhenitsyn). Today, most historians seem to have settled on a total of about 20 million.