July 04, 2020

Why the USSR tried — and failed — to slow North Korean collectivization
Kim Il Sung's 1950s agrarian reforms further deepened the gap between Moscow and Pyongyang

This article is the first in a series by Natalia Matveeva on North Korea's early economic history. 

Organizing the agricultural sector into collective farms, or collectivization, is often viewed as one of the characterizing features of the Soviet economic model, and of those countries that followed and emulated it.