Talk:Collectivization in the Soviet Union

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"Human costs"[edit]

The article states: The deaths from starvation or disease directly caused by collectivization have been estimated as between 4 and 10 million. According to official Soviet figures, some 24 million peasants disappeared from rural areas but only 12.6 million moved to state jobs[citation needed]. The implication is that the total death toll (both direct and indirect) for Stalin's collectivization program was on the order of 12 million people.[40]

The summary mentions "tremendous human costs", but this is a euphemism. The deaths of 4 to 12 million people is significant enough that the summary ought to call it out explicitly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:05, 21 September 2016 (UTC)