Why Stalin Starved Ukraine?

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There are several propaganda articles that are advising Ukraine to move towards communism to fight Putin. What these writers are forgetting is that communism starved Ukraine to threatening levels. 

People often forget the horrors of Joseph Stalin’s role in terror by starvation in Ukraine. In this article, we will explore why Stalin starved Ukraine. We will also draw comparision with Joe Biden’s current policy on Russia-Ukraine war and how they could be strange similarities. 

The Holodomor, also known as the Terror-Famine or the Great Famine, was a famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. It was a large part of the wider Soviet famine of 1932–1933. The term Holodomor stresses the famine’s manufactured and intentional aspects such as confiscation of all household foodstuffs, rejection of outside aid, and regulation of population movement. As part of the broader Soviet famine of 1932–1933, which impacted the major grain-producing areas of the nations, millions of inhabitants of Ukraine, the bulk of whom were ethnic Ukrainians, died of hunger in a peacetime disaster unparalleled in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by Ukraine and 15 other nations as a genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the Soviet government.

At least 5 million people died from starvation in the Soviet Union between 1931 CE and 1934 CE—including 3.9 million Ukrainians. These deaths were no accident, as it was orchestrated by the same Joseph Stalin whom the people worship. Sadly, the United States does not yet officially recognize the Holodomor as genocide, perhaps to avoid hurting the sentiments of pro-Stalin citizens of the free world. The same United States wants to defeat Putin, ironic, right? 

Why Stalin Starved Ukraine?

Stalin wanted to defeat Ukrainian Nationalists without direct confrontation. He did it by pitching them against one another through the subtle art of starving everyone. How does this work? Leave two hungry bulls in a squared circle, and they’ll fight each other to death. Similarly, Stalin left the Ukrainian nationalists and the other folks hungry, poor, and starving under the same roof. What followed next was mutual annihilation and the end of any significant opposition. The Soviet Communist leaders saw the events of 1932–1933 in Ukraine as an instrument against Ukrainian self-determination. 

Stalin’s administration proceeded to eliminate the intelligentsia of Ukraine, to forcibly deport Ukrainian Kulaks who opposed its collectivization policies, and to orchestrate deliberate mass starvation by the hunger of Ukrainians, wherever they were located throughout the Soviet Empire. Stalin did it to avoid any opposition to his rule. He did it to divide the locals. It was so severe that the Soviet regime printed posters declaring: “To eat your own children is a barbarian act.” More than 2,500 people were convicted of cannibalism during the Holodomor. While Stalin sat on the high castle, smoked a pipe, and dictated new regressive orders, people ate each other.

Similarly, Biden is currently sitting in the White House and remotely igniting a battle between Russia and Ukraine. Biden promised total support to Ukraine, pushed them towards total dependency, scared the Russians by planning to park nukes in Ukraine, and when the Russians invaded, Biden took a step back. 

The result of the war is clear – loss of habitat, life, and livelihood and the return of instability in Ukraine, and economic destruction of Russia. Who is winning? 

Joe Biden, as he was able to hit two birds with one stone (Economic Destruction of Russia & instability in Ukraine), just how Stalin did many decades ago. Stalin divided the nationalists by pushing them all towards hunger and igniting a terror-hunger battle that led to cannibalism, thereby strengthening his stand as a communist dictator in the region. Biden did it by promising support to the weaker participant of the war and then withdrawing at the last moment. Post wars are catastrophic, with hunger, loss of livelihood, and Post traumatic Stress Disorders omnipresent. 

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