Russia Definitions

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Capitalism
An economic system in which the rich keep their wealth and the poor stay poor
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Communsim
Theory that the wealth of the rich should be shared with everyone
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Liberals (opposed the Tsar)
Most moderate of opponents. Consisted of middle classes who wanted a peaceful political change. Wanted a democratic system = Tsar to share power with elected Duma
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Social Revolutionary Party (SRs)
Aimed to seize power by revolution. Wanted land to be taken from wealthy people and given to peasants
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Social Democratic Party (SDs)
Communists. They disagreed with initial revolution = split into Mensheviks and Bolsheviks
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Order No.1
The Duma (PG) can only pass laws when the soviet agrees with them
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Lenin
Leader of the Bolsheviks. "Peace, bread and land!". "All power to the soviets".
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The July Days
Bolsheviks are the only ones against the war = Kerensky sends in troops against rioters
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Lenin's April Theses
Returned to Russia (1917), desperate to take power. He made very bad speeches
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Kornilov Plot
General Kornilov is angry at the governments weakness so threatened to take power. He sent troops on trains to go to Petrograd
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Trotsky
Head of the Military Revolutionary Committee. Mastermind behind the October Revolution - along with Lenin
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Sovnarkom (Council of Peoples Commissars)
Government set up by Lenin (Nov 1917)
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Theory that the wealth of the rich should be shared with everyone

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Communsim

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Most moderate of opponents. Consisted of middle classes who wanted a peaceful political change. Wanted a democratic system = Tsar to share power with elected Duma

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Aimed to seize power by revolution. Wanted land to be taken from wealthy people and given to peasants

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Communists. They disagreed with initial revolution = split into Mensheviks and Bolsheviks

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