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Proletariat

Industrial working class

2

Congress

Held regularly where Party members listened to reports from leading party figures on policies and progress.

3

Anti-Semitism

Prejudice against Jews, using them as a scapegoat for problems.

4

Bourgeoisie

The middle class

5

Procurement

The state 'procured'/acquired grain from the peasantry either peacefully or using force.

6

Urals-Siberian method

A War Communism method of grain requisitioning where kulaks had high quotas.

7

Centrally-controlled, planned economy

The model used to manage the economy from 1930s onwards where all key decisions on productions and targets were made centrally.

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Totalitarian

A society where the government tries to control all aspects of people's lives using force and propaganda.

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NKVD

The secret police from 1934. Yagoda was head until 1936 then replaced by Yezhov who was replaced by Beria in 1938.

10

OGPU

The secret police replaced the GPU in 1923 and replaced NKVD in 1934.

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Holodomor

The man-made Ukraine famine 1932-34

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Socialist Realism

An art from which was propagandist, conveying that life under Socialism was happy for workers and peasants, and it was successful.

13

Right Opposition

Bukharin, Tomsky, Rykov

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Left Opposition

Trotsy, Zinoviev, Kamenev