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Define autocracy.

A system of government where one person has absolute power.

2

Define requisitioning.

State takeover of property or resources.

3

What was the union of Zemstvos?

A set of patriotic rural local councils.

4

What was the Union of Municipal Councils?

A set of patriotic urban local councils

5

What was the Zemgor?

The joint body that devoted itself to helping Russia's war.

6

What was the Progressive Bloc?

236 of the 422 Duma members formed into this in 1915 urging Nicholas to make concessions.

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Define popular discontent?

Widespread feelings of discontent from various sectors of society.

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What was dual authority?

Term used to describe the balance of power between the Provisional Government and the Petrograd Soviet.