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#557144 - Tue Oct 12 2010 05:35 PM What's the correct word...
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... for a government under a Czar? Monarchy?

Like, if I wanted to talk about the Russian Revolution, is it correct to say "The monarchy was overthrown"? I know I could just say "the Czar" but I feel like there's a better word, right on the tip of my brain that I can't quite grasp.
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#557215 - Wed Oct 13 2010 05:34 AM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: guitargoddess]
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That's a great question for which I had no answer but both dictionary.com and the OED online say it's a "tsardom". I never would have thought of that. Hope that helps or gives you another direction to look in smile
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#557329 - Wed Oct 13 2010 01:07 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: Tizzabelle]
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"Tsardom" (or "czardom") is correct, just like a "kingdom" is ruled by a king. smile
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#557348 - Wed Oct 13 2010 02:30 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: reeshy]
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Oh I did think of 'czardom'! 'cause I was thinking, well 'kingdom' is a thing... but it didn't sound right at all to me (because you wouldn't say "The kingdom was overthrown"). But I guess if it's in the dictionary that's good enough for me.
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#557370 - Wed Oct 13 2010 03:48 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: guitargoddess]
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I would use "Monarchy", as the term covers the area ruled over by a Monarch, and there are many meanings of Monarch, including King and Tsar.
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#557380 - Wed Oct 13 2010 04:34 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: ren33]
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Yeah, true. I thought there would be a better word, but I guess in this particular sentence 'monarchy' makes more sense than 'tsardom'
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#557875 - Fri Oct 15 2010 11:46 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: guitargoddess]
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I'd have used the word 'empire', as the tsar rules over many nations and ethnic groups, stretching right across Asia and Europe. According to Wikipedia the Tsardom lasted until 1721, when it was superceded by the Empire of Peter the Great.

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#559857 - Sun Oct 24 2010 02:26 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: picqero]
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Personally I'd go for 'autocracy'. Assuming the Tsars had unlimited power, which I think they did.

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#559861 - Sun Oct 24 2010 02:37 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: hacktheplanet]
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Or you could possibly use 'reigning'
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#565027 - Thu Nov 11 2010 12:00 PM Re: What's the correct word... [Re: surdoux]
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A Czar equals an Emperor (more or less), so I would choose the Empire.
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