Both peasants and Soviet officials were often uncertain as to what constituted a kulak, and the term was often used to label anyone who had more property than was considered "normal."
Burning the middle class. Literally - with fire.
One extra cow would get you killed. So they ate the extras. Then during collectivization (?), they ate half the herd rather than give them up. The first genocide waged by communism was against cattle.
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