Inconsistency of Soviet Ideology

It seems as though though throughout this course the Soviets most often paint conflicts as class struggles, even when in reality the conflict may not have to do with class at all. An example of this is the Chust incident described in today’s reading. Northrop explains how “soviet analyst explained what happened in Chust through the prism of class conflict (Northrop, 148). “When the Chust affair was shoehorned into a class-based analytical scheme, it no longer signified broad-based popular resistance to the hujum or against Soviet power” (Northrop, 149). Northrop explains that the affair was more of a religious conflict and a response to soviet power that illustrated the fact that many people opposed Soviet rule. So, my question is how does this misinterpretation effect Soviet officials and policy makers residing over Uzbek?

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