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The founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, and the architect, builder, and first head of the Soviet Union.
Radical Marxist political party founded by Vladimir Lenin in 1903. They eventually seized power in Russia in 1917.
Last czar of Russia. He was killed by the Bolsheviks.
Bolsheviks led by Leon Trotsky and Lenin claimed power in name of the soviets and proclaimed a full-scale revolution with support of workers and troops
A political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country.
Prompted by labor unrest and WWI this political revolution occurred in 1917 when Czar Nicholas II was murdered and Lenin took control.
Peace, Land, and Bread
Lenin's slogan and promise to Russians
One cause of Revolution
WWI caused huge losses, lack of food and ammo for Russian soldiers.
Reason Peasants supported Lenin
Promised them land reforms.
Year the Russian Revolution took place.
A system of ideals especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.
A political theory advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs
Means of Production
The resources and capacity for producing goods.
A philosopher who saw the struggles of the working class during the industrial revolution and came up with a theory advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
A Country's trade and financial systems are based on private ownership for profit rather than run by the government.
The dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953.
Russian Civil War
Was fought to decide who should control Russia in the wake of the October 1917 revolution.
A community in which no one is born into a class (ex. Upper, middle, lower).
Ownership by a individual or organization, rather than by the state.
Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
This war developed out of the rivalry for dominance in Korea and Manchuria.
Ownership by the government of an asset, corporation, or industry.
A system of government by one person with absolute power.
To renounce the throne.
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
A legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia.
A socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1848) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views.
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
Stalin's 5 year plan
to make the soviet union world power, develop soviet industry, and increasing food production
Bolshevik revolutionary, head of the Soviet Communists after 1924, and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. He led the Soviet Union with an iron fist, using Five-Year Plans to increase industrial production and terror to crush opposition
A campaign of terror directed at eliminating anyone who threatened Stalin's power
a man-made famine-genocide in which the USSR starved the people of Ukraine; killed millions
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