country where a single party controls the government and every aspect of the lives of the people
Militia units formed by young Chinese people in 1966 in response to Mao Zedong's call for a social and cultural revolutions
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
five year plans
Plans that Joseph Stalin introduced to industrialize the Soviet Union rapidly, beginning in 1928. They set goals for the output of steel, electricity, machinery, and most other products and were enforced by the police powers of the state. (781)
The widespread arrests and executions of over a million people by Josef Stalin between 1936 and 1938. Stalin was attempting to eliminate all opposition to his rule of the Soviet Union.
abdicated his throne because russia was suffering and then he and his family were shot and killed
as a result of this revolution the Romanov dynasty was removed from power after 300 years of autocratic rule and replaced with the provisional government led by Alexander Kerenski
Nov. 1917 when Lenin and Bolshevik followers over threw provisional government and took over the Russian government
russian civil war
1918-1920: conflict in which the Red Army successfully defended the newly formed Bolshevik government against various Russian and interventionist anti-Bolshevik armies. Red vs. White Army.
Leader of the bolsheviks
Led by Vladimir Lenin it was the Russian communist party that took over the Russian goverment during WWI
United Soviet Socialist Republic
was an international Communist organization founded in Moscow in March 1919. The International intended to fight "by all available means, including armed force, for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie and for the creation of an international Soviet republic as a transition stage to the complete abolition of the State."
a political party that actively advocates a communist form of government
treaty of brest-litovsk
treaty in which Russia lost substantial territory to the Germans. This ended Russian participation in the war.
Russians who opposed Lenin and the Bolsheviks.
Using new technology, the communist party flooded the public with propaganda. Radios and loudspeakers blared into factories and villages. In movies, theatres, and schools, citizens heard about the communist successes and the evils of capitalism. Atheism also became the official policy of the state.
the organization of a nation or economy on the basis of collectivism
a Russian prison camp for political prisoners
Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army