English Ex 9 Russian Revolution and Animal Farm

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Totalitarian

government controlled by one party and maintained by political suppression

Proletariat

the working class

Communism

communal sharing of goods and services in a classless society; Karl Marx idea

Imperialism

the creation, maintenance, or extension of an empire, all controlled by a central government

Revolution

overthrow and replacement of a government or a ppolitiical system by those governed; replacement of a gernment by the governed

Ideology

ideas of characteristics of an individual or group whose influence shapes the procedures of others

Democracy

political power resides in all the people

Allies

friendly association

Repression

restraint; control

Oppression

cruel, unjust treatment, tyranny

Subversion

overthrow from the foundations, destroy utterly; undermine totally

Socialism

public collective ownership; aim is for use rather than profit; assuring each member of society an equitable share

Capitalism

an economic system in which the means of production and distrubution are privately owned and operated for private profit

Rebellion

organized resistance to a lawful government or autority

Comrade

a fellow member or friend

Republic

a state in which the sovereignty resides in the people

Bourgeois

a person belonging to the middle class

Karl Marx

father of communism

Joseph Stalin

leader of Russia, ruled during the Reign of Terror and through Russian Industrial Revolution; took control of the means of production

Lenin

father of socialism

Trotsky

Stalin's opponent; assassinated while in Mexico

George Orwell

aka Eric Blair: wrote Animal Farm, made a statement about political/social conditions of humanity

Axis Powers

Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania

Allied Powers

England, Russia, France, United States

Russian Revolution

Overthrow the hereditary rule of the Russian Czar (1905)

Dictator

omnipotent ruler

Tyrant

oppressor, cruel ruler

Dictatorship

politcal area ruled by an all powerful leader

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