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birth of communism

china & russia

Absolute monarch(review) kings or queens who held all of the power with in their states’boundaries.
Boyar landowning nobles in Russia
Westernization using western Europe as amodel for change
Proletariat in Marxist theory, the group of workers who would over throw the czar and come to rule Russia
Provisional Government temporary government
Bolsheviks a group of revolutionary Russian Marxists who took control of Russia’s government in November 1917
Soviets one of the local representative councils formed in Russia after the down fall of Czar Nicholas II
Communist Party a political party practicing the ideas of Karl Marx and V.I.Lenin; originally the Russian Bolshevik Party
Totalitarianism government control over every aspect of public and private life
Scientific method logical procedure for gathering and testing ideas.
Great Purge a campaign of terror in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, in which Stalin sought to eliminate all Communist Party members and other citizens who threatened his power.
Command economy an economic system in which the government makesall economic decisions
Collective Farms a large government-controlled farm formedby combining many small farms
Commune in Communist China, a collective farm on which a great numberof people work and live together
May Fourth Movement a national protest in China in 1919, in which people demonstrated against the Treaty of Versailles and foreign interference .
Red Guards militiaunits formed by young Chinese people in 1966 in response to MaoZedong’s call for asocial and cultural revolution
Cultural Revolution a 1966-1976 uprising in China led by the Red Guards, with the goal of establishing asociety of peasantsand workers in which all were equal
Created by: makenzib