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collectivization

the process of amalgamation of peasant holdings and private estates under state direction, e.g. the collectivization of agriculture by Stalin in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, and subsequently in other countries within the Soviet bloc. The term may also be applied to any organization of previously privately-owned property under state direction.
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Bold new legislative initiatives to democratize the management of firms and collectivize control of investment promised to move social democracy beyond the limits of party politics and redistributive policies, into the economic arena and a direct attack on the mainsprings of capitalist power.
A young boy living in Stalinist Russia, Pavlin Morozov, informed the authorities that his father was an enemy of the state, specifically the part that wanted to collectivize farms.
Rather than provide a respite from current forces, or an attempt to collectivize them, architecture, too, now contributes to an environment that bodies forth sensation at all times.
He focuses on the Soviet period, when the simultaneous attempts to create a "new Soviet person" and to collectivize Soviet society resulted in tragic purges, mass executions, and intrusive surveillance.
But how, Schmidtz asks, can we collectivize responsibility without externalization?
In the central sequence of the film, the POUM unit liberates a village and convenes a meeting at which the peasants vote to confiscate and collectivize the local landowner's estate.
The period is crucial because the combined, disastrous effects of both the campaign to collectivize the peasantry and the devastation wrought by the Second World War are revealed.
Though the kulaks were portrayed by the government as affluent, marking them as natural bourgeoisie targets of the communists, Robert Conquest noted in Reflections on a Ravaged Century that during Stalin's 1929-1933 campaign to collectivize agriculture: