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Baltic Republics

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania


a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)

Russian Revolution

the revolution against the Czarist government which led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917


Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Created by Lenin in 1922.

cold war

A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted eachother on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.

command economy

An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.

collective farm

a farm or group of farms run by the government, as in a communist state

Red army

the name of the Soviet's army


dinner party

Silk Road

an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles)


a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons

Great Game

The struggle between Great Britian and Russia to control Central Asia


Large circle-shaped tent made of animal skins that can be packed up and moved from place to place.

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