Key Words

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Abdication
The formal act of a monarch resigning from their position.
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Absenteeism
The practice of regularly staying away from work or school without good reason. Made illegal in Stalins 1930 labour laws.
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Authoritarian
A form of government that has stict limits on individual freedom.
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Autocracy
A system of government where there are no constraints on the power of the ruler. They have ultimate power.
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Bolsheviks
A faction of the Russian Social Democrat party led by Lenin.
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Bourgeoisie
A term used by Karl Marx to describe the middle class.
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Capitalism
An economic system based on free trade and the private ownership of property.
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Cheka
A political secret police created by Lenin - usually to exterminate opposition.
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Collectivisation
The state taking land and property previously owned by peasants.
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Command Economy
A system in which all the main areas of economic activity are under central government control.
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Constituent Assembly
An elected body which was supposed to design a constitution for Russia after the Tsar was deposed.
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Consumer Goods
Products that are designed for an individuals benefit such as shoes.
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Counter-revolutionaries
People or groups who want to return to the way things were before the revolution.
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Cult of Personality
A cult surrounding a particularly charismatic and enigmatic individual.
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Dacha
A country house used as a temporary retreat from the city.
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Decrees
Laws usually issued by the central government.
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Democratic centralism
Communist idea of democracy whereby members of the local soviets were elected and then they select higher level soviets.
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Doctors' Plot
Incident where a group of prominent Moscow doctors (mainly Jews) were accused of planning the assassination of soviet leaders.
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Dual Power
The provisional government and the soviet after the February Revolution.
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Duma
Russian Parliament after 1906.
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Faction
A group of people within a political party who share a common set of beliefs who are in opposition to the leadership of the party.
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General Secretary
The most senior administrator in the Communist Party. By 1928, the general secretary was effectively the leader of the communist party.
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Gosplan
The organisation responsible for economic planning of the Soviet economy.
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Grand Alliance
The grouping of the USSR led by Stalin, the USA led by Roosevelt and Britain led by Churchill in fighting Nazi Germany in WW2.
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Absenteeism

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The practice of regularly staying away from work or school without good reason. Made illegal in Stalins 1930 labour laws.

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Authoritarian

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Autocracy

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Bolsheviks

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