Vocab station #1

Autocracy: a system of government by one person with absolute power

Czar: an emporor of Russia before 1917

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole

Communism: a political theory derived from Karl Marx, 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.

Bolshevik: a member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which was renamed the Communist Party after seizing power in the October Revolution of 1917

Soviet: an elected local, district, or national council in the former Soviet Union.

Totalitarian: relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state

Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state

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