I think of Fascism as the ultimate slippery slope. It may come as a good idea during a big political crisis but it is impossible to prevent its eventual slide into barbarity...well more then mere barbarity.
Even Genghis Khan killed people for a purpose: Holding onto and expanding his empire. Fascism may end with the purpose being the killing itself.
the key feature of fascism is blaming someone for a complicated problem, instead of fixing it, eventfully you run out of scapegoats and the system will likely implode on it's own if not destroyed by outside forces due to retaliation by victims of belligerence
The Holodomor's status as an intentional genocide has been argued over in Ukrainian Courts and judges have rules that given the evidence provide, that yes Holodomor was an intentional act by the Stalin lead Bolshevik regime, and that Stalin as an autocrat would of defently given orders at one point or another.
Oh and 15 other nations including the US have looked over the evidence available and concluded the Holodomor was indeed an intentional genocide.
Explicitly ordered is a strong statement that I really don't care about. If a genocide happens under a government, then that government either approved of it for whatever reason or the system was so fucking broken that we shouldn't ever try to emulate it. Either way, Stalin is one of the most degenerate pieces of shit in history and I'm always confused when Stalin apologist come out of the woodworks. It's like defending Hitler.
Explicitly ordered is a strong statement that I really don't care about. If a genocide happens under a government, then that government either approved of it for whatever reason or the system was so fucking broken that we shouldn't ever try to emulate it.
If we're rejecting internal governmental records due to bias, why am I believing governments who considered the soviet union an existential threat are treating this objectively?
That Stalin's stamp was required is something I've seen often questioned in historical literature, both in terms of far away government structures lying and doing their own thing, to him personally being weirded out when subordinates took charge on ideological subjects without his input