Holodomor 1932-33 and relevant events

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  • Bolsheviks take power in Russia

    The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin take power in Russia.
  • Soviet Union is formed

    The Soviet Union is formed with Ukraine becoming one of the republics.
  • Stalin become leader

    Lenin passes away, Joseph Stalin becomes leader.
  • Stalin introduces a programme

    A programme that forced farmers to give up their private land, equipment and livestock, and join state owned, factory-like collective farms. The collective farms would not only feed the industrial workers in the cities but could also provide a substantial amount of grain to be sold abroad. The money would be used to finance Stalin's industrialization plans.
  • Many Ukrainian farmers refuse to join collective farms

    Stalin introduces a policy of "class warfare" in the countryside in order to break down resistance to collectivization. Eventually anyone who resists collectivization is considered a kurkul.
  • 1.5 million Ukrainians die

    Ukrainians die due to Stalins "dekulakization" policies. Armed forces in the country confiscate land, livestock and other property and evict families.
  • Production Quotas increased

    The production quota was set so high that it could not be met. This created starvation in the country due to the confiscation of any extra food or livestock from individual households.
  • Decree implemented

    A decree is implemented that calls for the arrest of execution of anyone, including children, who are caught taking any little amount of food product for their families to eat.
  • A total of 10 million Ukrainians died

    A total of 10 million Ukrainians have died, 7 million of them due to starvation alone, in other words "holodomor', forced death by starvation.
  • More Urainians die

    Ukrainians die at the rate of 30,000 a day. with one third of that being children who are under the age of ten.