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Russian Rev 2

Revoution / Communism

True or False. Russians demonstrated nationalism at the beginning of World War I; however, Russians were drained of their resources, failing on the battlefield, and in need of food at home by the end of the war. TRUE
Lenin He believed that people should be socialist, then he would run the government
Marx (western socialists) Socialism could be achieved gradually through moderate reform
Lenin (Russia) Only revolution would bring change
Bolsheviks HE gave to peasants land, he gave the people control but really would become a master and take over with communism
True or False. War communism during which Communists took over bank, factories, and railroad and forced peasants into the Red Army or factories was economically not successful. TRUE
Key points of NEP (new economic plan) Government keeps control large industries, but small businesses allowed collecting profit
Stalin's 5 year plan Heavy industry and increased farm output
Collectives Large farms operated by groups of peasants
Great Purge Reign of terror in which secret police charged anti-communists and/ or those falling to meet quotas
Totalitarian One-Party dictatorship attempts to regulate every aspect of lives of citizens
Russians lives: terror opened private letter, listening devices, nothing appears in print without official approval, critics sent to labor camps
Russian lives: propaganda Citizens heard/ read about communist successes and the evils of capitalism, posters, T.V., speakers in factories and collectives
Russian lives: Atheism Belief in no god(s), religious persecuted, buildings converted to offices, communism and its leaders became "sacred"
Socialist Realism Boost socialism by showing life in postivite way
Created by: mhackett