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The seeds of the disaster were sown when Stalin collectivized the vast farmlands of Ukraine in 1929, systematically ending not only local farming autonomy but all aspects of local autonomy, from village government to inheritance laws.
To understand where ObamaCare is vulnerable, first consider why President Obama succeeded in collectivizing American health care when President Clinton had failed.
The government does not collectivize all the farms in the country and determine what should be grown, how much should be grown and what farmers will be paid for their crops.
Seven million people died in a famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s after Josef Stalin forcibly collectivized 75 percent of the farms in the Ukraine.
The famine precipitated by the 1958-61 Great Leap Forward, Mao Zedong’s campaign to collectivize agriculture and quickly expand industry, which killed tens of millions of people, is known in China as the Three Years of Natural Disasters.
Millions died in Communist political campaigns after the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949, and in a famine precipitated by an effort to collectivize agriculture in the late 1950s.
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