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Ch. 11 Sect. 2 Vocab

Russia & the Eurasian Republics Geography & History

state defined territory with its own government
tribute fees paid to another ruler or country for protection or as a token of submission
czar term used for an emperor in Russia
reign the period of rule for a king, queen, emperor, or empress
secular worldly, not connected to a religion
invader an enemy who enters a country by force
scorched earth policy in 1812, practice in which Russian troops, as they retreated from Napoleon's army, burned crops and resources that could supply the enemy
serf from the 1500's to the 1800's, a poor Russian or European peasant farmer who rented land from a landlord and had few rights
strike a work stoppage by employees who refuse to work
communism a system of government in which a single political party controls the government and the economy
socialism a system of government in which the government controls economic resources
collective farm in the Soviet Union, a large farm where workers grew food to be distributed to the entire population
propaganda information made to influence people's opinions or advance an organization or party's idea
Created by: ltandbob