Crime and Punishment: Peasant Resistance in the Ukraine, 1927-1933
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Between 1927 and 1933, the Soviet Union underwent numerous social, political, and economic changes under collectivization and the "First Five-Year Plan." In their struggle to industrialize, the Soviet regime often resorted to excessive grain-procurement policies that aimed to extract maximum amounts of grain from the peasantry. These policies, in turn, sparked great social unrest across the Soviet countryside, as peasants rebelled against these "excesses" to protect themselves and their families amidst Soviet encroachment. This thesis provides an analysis of peasant resistance on a regional level through an analysis of the Ukraine between 1927 and 1933. It argues that peasant resistance varied dramatically across the country’s interior, with particular regions engaging in more-violent forms of resistance than others. By identifying high-resistance zones in the Ukraine, this thesis situates peasant rebellions in the context of the Holodomor as these regions appear to have suffered higher fatality rates than less-violent areas of the Ukraine.
Massino, JillEhlers, Maren
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018.
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