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Washington Conference
The Washington Naval Conference was a diplomatic conference held in Washington, D.C. from November 1921 to February 1922. Held outside the auspices of the League of Nations, it was attended by nine nations having interests in the Pacific Ocean and East Asia. Soviet Russia was not invited to the conference. It was the first international conference held in the United States and the first disarmament conference in history.
Bourgeoisie
The middle class; in Marxist theory, the capitalist class, which is opposed to the proletariat, the lower or industrial working class
Proletariat
The working class, especially those who lack capital and must sell their unskilled labour in order to survive.
Exploitation
The selfish or unfair using of someone or something for one's own advantage. Abuse
Dictatorship of the Proletariat
The dictatorship of the proletariat is defined by Marxist theory as the use of state power by the working class against the overthrown ruling class and others of its enemies during the passage from capitalism to communism. It involves creation of a new post-revolutionary state apparatus and confiscation of the means of production. The original meaning is a workers' democracy where the working class would be in power, rather than the capitalist class.
Cadet
Cadet refers to a person or people who are junior in some way. The term is often used by uniformed services.
Bolshevik
A Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party. (Means majority)
Menshivik
Believed that the masses must first be won over. They were less important than Bolsheviks. *Means minority)
October Manifesto
The October Manifesto was issued by Emperor Nicholas II of Russia under the influence of Count Sergei Witte as a response to the Russian Revolution of 1905. The Manifesto pledged to grant certain concessions to the Russian people, including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association; a bicameral system of government; broad participation in the Duma; and a decree that no law should come into force without the consent of the state Duma. ...
Fundamental Laws
law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
Duma
The Russian word for "assembly", the Duma was the lower house of the Russian Parliament, which was created by Nicholas II. Although the Duma’s consent was required for all legislation to pass, it was often disregarded.