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Russia, China, and t

TermDefinition
Westernization using western Europe as a model for change.
Absolute monarch kings or queens who held all of the power within their states’ boundaries.
Boyar landowning nobles in Russia.
Proletariat in Marxist theory, the group of workers who would overthrow 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 downfall 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 makes all economic decisions.
Collective Farms a large government-controlled farm formed by combining many small farms.
May Fourth Movement a national protest in China in 1919, in which people demonstrated against the Treaty of Versailles and foreign interference.
Commune in Communist China, a collective farm on which a great number of people work and live together.
Red Guards militia units formed by young Chinese people in 1966 in response to Mao Zedong’s call for a social and cultural revolution.
Cultural Revolution a 1966-1976 uprising in China led by the Red Guards, with the goal of establishing a society of peasants and workers in which all were equal.
Created by: Reyantonio