In 1927-28, the party was once again divided into how industrialization was to take place.

The division was on how to procure more food for the growth of industrial and urban workers.

Stalin wanted to seize the grain by force (the First Five-Year Plan), the Right Opposition led by Bukharin advocated persuasion instead of force.

This was a threat to Stalin, and he used his power and influence in order to outvote the Right over policy decisions.

All opposition was removed from the Politburo and Stalin was the winner.