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WH Unit 12 GSE-CCHS

TermDefinition
proletariat workers or working-class people, regarded collectively
soviet an elected local, district, or national council in the former Soviet Union. a revolutionary council of workers or peasants in Russia before 1917.
apartheid (in South Africa) a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
negritude movement born out of the Paris intellectual environment of 1930s and 1940s. It is a product of black writers joining together through the French language to assert their cultural identity.
ahisma (in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain tradition) the principle of nonviolence toward all living things.
civil disobedience the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest.
untouchable not able or allowing to be touched or affected. AND of or belonging to the lowest-caste Hindu group or the people outside the caste system.
flapper (in the 1920s) a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.
psychoanalysis a psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders by investigating the interaction of conscious and unconscious elements in the mind and bringing repressed fears and conflicts into the conscious mind.
disarmament the reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons.
surrealism a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.
fascism a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
totalitarian state a political concept where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible.
command economy an economy in which production, investment, prices, and incomes are determined centrally by a government.
collective belonging or relating to all the members of a group.
kulak a peasant in Russia wealthy enough to own a farm and hire labor. Emerging after the emancipation of serfs in the 19th century, the kulaks resisted Stalin's forced collectivization, but millions were arrested, exiled, or killed.
russification a form of cultural assimilation process during which non-Russian communities, voluntarily or not, give up their culture and language in favor of the Russian one.
hyperinflation monetary inflation occurring at a very high rate.
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