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WHY STALIN SHOT HIS GENERALS

major difference. The forcible collectivization of the peasant holdings, with its deportations and other punitive measures resulting in famine and the extermination of millions of peasants, was immediately reflected in the Red Army. For despite the great increase in the number of industrial workers during Soviet rule, the overwhelming majority of the population was still peasant, and the roots of the army were deeply planted in the villages.
The letters received by the soldiers and recruits describing the fate suffered by their relatives at home filled them with resentment, bitterness and even a spirit of revolt. The villages were being pillaged and destroyed by Ogpu troops with orders to do a quick and thorough job of "liquidating the kulaks." Peasant rebellions broke out in the Ukraine, the richest agricultural section of the Soviet Union, and in the Northern Caucasus. They were ruthlessly suppressed by special Ogpu detachments, since the Red Army could not be trusted to shoot down Russian peasants.
In the circumstances the morale of the Red Army was, from a military standpoint, rapidly deteriorating. The Political Department of the Army, headed by General Gamarnik, was one of the most valuable auxiliaries of our national defence, a delicate nervous organism which picked up every tremor that passed through the quivering ranks. Through this Political Department, the general staff and the entire officers' corps possessed first-hand knowledge of the explosive condition of both the soldiers in the barracks and the peasants in the villages.
In 1933, Marshal Bluecher, then Commander of the Far Eastern Military District, dispatched an ultimatum to Stalin to the effect that unless the peasants of Eastern Siberia were exempted from the

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