People like to focus on two things about Stalin:
1-the famines during 1932-1933.
2- The Purges from 1936-1938.
The famines: It was a natural disaster (not man made) made worse by the Soviet Union being forced to export grain to put the Soviet Union in the exact situation that happened in 1932-1933. However, the Soviets tried as much as possible (even importing grain to the help alleviate the famine). Also another video that shows info the Capitalists don't want to mention because it breaks the illusion that they have been building. Also no mentions of kulaks burning crops and killing livestock instead of giving that food to starving citizens.
The purges: TFB made a series of 3 video that greatly explain the purges. Here is the first part that explains how deep and complicated the purges were. The Capitalists -again- don't mention that the working class took part in those purges as opposed to the Capitalists's false narrative that it was Stalin terrorizing the Soviet people.
Also Capitalists like to mention Gulags every time. So here is a proper research that explains the Soviet Penal System, as it wasn't only Gulags like most people are led to believe and it shows the numbers that were imprisoned based on evidence from the Soviet archives that were opened in 1989. The numbers weren't as high so some "historians" like to estimate like Robert Conquest (a guy that was paid by the British government to write anticommunist propaganda) who claims 7-8 millions.
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[9/9/2017 3:33:07 AM]
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Submitted By: Katie