That sure is some BS whitewashing of the fact that Bolshevik policies killed millions of peasants because of their incompetence, and the fact that the massive GULAG network had a hell of lot more political and class prisoners than it ever did real criminals.
I am sure those peasants starving to death during collectivization were really appreciating "the improved standard of living".
No, it was NOT due to Tsarism. That is baloney. Reform was happening before 1917, and somehow it did not lead to nearly the same number of dead, revolting, or imprisoned peasants.
You know how unpopular collectivization was with peasants right? If even a slimmer of Commie propoganda was true, they would be welcoming it. The reality was different. It was forced, top down, it was opposed from the bottom until resistance was battered away. Then we had decades of on and off food shortages. Wooo!
And even when the system "normalized" after Stalin died, what a wonderful paradise the USSR was. How ever did it fall apart? Let me guess- imperialists right?
Surely not a retarded economy, a corrupt party with a history of mass murder, nah, everything was roses and honey.
The USSR was a failed project that killed millions of its own citizens. End of story.
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