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Bolshevism

Bolshevism  

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Political theory and practice of the Bolshevik Party which, under Lenin, came to power during the Russian Revolution of October 1917. The Bolshevik (meaning ‘majority’) radical communist faction ...
Chinese political thought

Chinese political thought  

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Chinese classical thought was directed primarily to politics in the wider sense, yet China produced relatively little systematic political philosophy. The Chinese cities of the Warring States period ...
Communist Party States

Communist Party States  

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When World War I broke out in 1914 there were no communist party states. For many years after the Russian Revolution of 1917 there were only three, the Soviet Union ...
Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky

Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky  

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(b. 11 Sept. 1877, d. 20 July 1926).Soviet politician Born in Dzerzhinovo, near Minsk, as the son of a Polish nobleman, he became a revolutionary for the Lithuanian‐Polish Marxist parties in 1896. He ...
intelligentsia

intelligentsia  

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Intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, especially when regarded as possessing culture and political influence. The word comes (in the early 20th century) from Russian intelligentsiya, ...
Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin  

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(born Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) (1879–1953) Soviet statesman, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR (1922–53). Born in Georgia, he joined the Bolsheviks under Lenin in 1903 ...
Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong  

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(1893–1976)Chinese statesman, chairman of the Communist Party of the Chinese People's Republic (1949–76) and head of state (1949–59). After studying Marxism as a student he was among the founders of ...
Mensheviks

Mensheviks  

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The term for the faction of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party which derived its name from the 1903 party congress, when it lost a vote to the Bolsheviks (‘the majority’) over the editorial ...
Nicholas II

Nicholas II  

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(b. 18 May 1868, d. 16 July 1918).Tsar of Russia 1894–1918The son of Alexander III, he was determined to defend his autocratic rule despite the growth of an articulate, political opposition. His ...
Russian Revolution

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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The revolution that took place in Russia in 1917 was actually a series of overlapping revolutions occurring in rapid succession.

Russian Revolutions

Russian Revolutions (November 1917)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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The two revolutions of 1917 took Russia out of WW I. They led to the creation of the world's first

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Ronald Grigor Suny

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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The revolution that took place in Russia in 1917 was actually a series of overlapping revolutions occurring in rapid succession.

Sergei Mironovich Kirov

Sergei Mironovich Kirov  

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(b. 27 Mar. 1886, d. 1 Dec. 1934).Russian Communist revolutionaryBorn in Urzhum in the Vyatka province, he moved to St Petersburg, where he became an effective Bolshevik organizer in the Russian ...

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