Name: _Robyn Farrell__ Per: _3___ Date: __3/24/13__ Key Terms: Russian Revolution Term/Definition Why it’s important Rasputin Russian monk who had influence over the Tsar and his family during WWI With him in power his actions caused the Russian dynasty to fall, along with millions of Russians dying. Nicholas II last Tsar of Russia, forced to abdicate in 1917 by Revolution, him and family executed by Bolsheviks With him power it led to an event called Bloody Sunday, when led to the Russian Revolution which helped take the royal family out of power. Bolsheviks Member of the Russian social Democratic Workers’ Party, seized power in Russia on November 1917 The Bolsheviks ruled Russia for a period of time when the Lenin came into power. With them in power they established a communist government. These people were one of the main reasons that the Revolution had even occurred, because they didn’t feel they were treated right. Proletariat Considered to be the working class people Marxism-Leninism A form of Marxism that emphasizes Lenin’s concept of imperialism as the final stage of capitalism, focus to underdeveloped countries He had supported the side of Bolsheviks who had won the war, so he was an important leader. Illustration/Visual Representation New Economic Policy Lenin proposed this concept after the Revolution because the economy began to fail, allowed some aspects of capitalism With the economy doing so badly after the civil war there had to be something to be done to fix it, so this policy came along, it actually allowed some parts of a capitalistic economy. Duma The legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia The Duma was made by Tsar because the people had wanted it, which showed the power of the people, but in reality there was actual no power they had. Red Guard Transitional military force from imperial Russian army, base of Bolsheviks They were actually the Bolsheviks, and were for procommunism and won the civil war. The Whites Confederation of Anti-Communist forces who fought Bolsheviks during civil war They were the people in the war that didn’t want communism, because if that happened it would take away all of their land, making their lives not so luxurious anymore.