Glossary of terms in Russian history

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Capitalism
The main economic system in Europe based on private ownership and the making of profits - exploition of the poor by the rich.
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Capitalists
Russia's financiers and idustrailists
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Communism
A political system where by the government owes all means of production on behalf of the people.
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Duma
The Russian parliament which existed between 1906 and 1917.
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Great Spurt
The spread of industry and increase in population in Russia in the 1890's.
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Mensheviks
From the menshivstvo Russian for minority memebers of the Social Revolutionaries.
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Monarchists
Those who wanted a restoration of Tsardom
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Orkhana
The tsarist Secret police, who's special task was to hunt down those who challenged the Tsarist regime.
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People's Will
This group of SR's prepresented the most extreme elements in pre-revolutionary Russia.
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Proletariat
The exploited industrail workers, who according to Marx would triumph in the last great class struggle.
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Reactionary
Resistance to any sort of reform.
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Pogrom
An organised violent attack on an actnic minority.
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Russia's financiers and idustrailists

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Capitalists

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A political system where by the government owes all means of production on behalf of the people.

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The Russian parliament which existed between 1906 and 1917.

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The spread of industry and increase in population in Russia in the 1890's.

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