Level 255
Level 256

Rise & Fall of Communism in Europe


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Tyrant
A cruel and oppressive ruler
Autocracy
A system of government by one person with absolute power
Totalitarianism
A political system in which the government has total control over the lives of individual citizens including economic, social and cultural aspects
Tsar
An emperor of Russia before 1917
Authoritarian
Favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority
Prime Minister
The head of an elected government
Imperial
Of or relating to an empire
Imperialism
The take over of a country or territory by a stronger nation with the intent of dominating the political, economic, and social life of the people
fascism
A form of government in which individual freedoms are denied and complete power is given to the government.
dictator
A leader who has complete control of a country and who kills anyone who disagrees with him.
Marxism
The political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Capitalism
An economic system that allows for individual choice, where the government does not interfere with business.
communism
Government leaders, not citizens, control industry and wealth.
Socialism
Economic and political system where the government owns the means of production, distributes the products, determines and distributes the wages, and provides social services.
Duma
The meet and eventually dissolve and can't get much done. The Duma were council assemblies which were created by the Czar of Russia. Simply, it is a form of Russian governmental institution that was fo…
Constituent Assembly
The All Russian Constituent Assembly was a democratically elected costitutional body convened in Russia after the October Revolution of 1917
Collective
A cooperative enterprise
Proletariat
The growing class of factory and railroad workers, miners, and urban wage earners.
Bourgeois
Of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes
Bolshevik
A member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which was renamed the Communist Party after seizing power in the October Revolution in 1917
Menshevik
A member of the non-Leninist wing of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party, oopposed to the Bolsheviks and defeated by them after the overthrow of the Tsar in 1917
Serfs
An agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate
peasants
A poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small pieve of land for cultivation
Cossacks
A member of a people of southern Russia and ukraine, noted for their horsemanship ad military skill
Free Market
An economic system in which prices are determined by unrestricted competition between privately owned businesses
Economy
The wealth and resources of a country or region
Economics
The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth
Unions
An organized association of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests
State-run
Operated or managed by the government of a country
Class Consciousness
Awareness of one's place in a system of social clasess
Class struggle
In Marxist ideology, the conflict of interests between the workers and ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent
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