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  • Soviet of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies (Russian revolution)

    Izvestiya: …as an organ of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies. After the October Revolution that year, control of Izvestiya passed from the Mensheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries into the hands of the Bolsheviks, and the paper’s main offices were moved to Moscow. Izvestiya grew rapidly to a circulation of…

  • Soviet Officers Peak (mountain, Tajikistan)

    Pamirs: Physiography: …20,449 feet (6,233 metres) in Soviet Officers Peak. South of it stretches one of the largest ranges of the Pamirs, called Rushan on the west and Bazar-dara, or Northern Alichur, on the east. Still farther south are the Southern Alichur Range and, to the west of the latter, the Shugnan…

  • Soviet Partisans (underground resistance army)

    World War II: German-occupied Europe: The Soviet Partisans, as they were called, could thus covertly receive arms, equipment, and direction from the Soviet forces at the front itself. Soviet Partisans, like the members of other nations’ Resistance movements, harassed and disrupted German military and economic activities by blowing up ammunition dumps…

  • Soviet State Dancers (Soviet dance company)

    George Balanchine: The European years: …with a small group, the Soviet State Dancers, which also included Aleksandra Danilova, Tamara Gevergeva (later Geva), and Nicolas Efimov. They toured Germany, London, and Paris, where in June 1925 he joined Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. (It was Diaghilev who at that time simplified Balanchivadze to Balanchine.)

  • Soviet Union (historical state, Eurasia)

    Soviet Union, former northern Eurasian empire (1917/22–1991) stretching from the Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean and, in its final years, consisting of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (S.S.R.’s): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya (now

  • Soviet Union, collapse of the (Russian history)

    Collapse of the Soviet Union, sequence of events that led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 31, 1991. The former superpower was replaced by 15 independent countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia,

  • Soviet Union, dissolution of the (Russian history)

    Collapse of the Soviet Union, sequence of events that led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 31, 1991. The former superpower was replaced by 15 independent countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia,

  • Soviet Writers, Union of

    Writers’ Union of the U.S.S.R., organization formed in 1932 by a decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that abolished existing literary organizations and absorbed all professional Soviet writers into one large union. The union supported Communist Party p

  • Soviet-German Nonaggression Pact (Germany-Soviet Union [1939])

    German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, (August 23, 1939), nonaggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union that was concluded only a few days before the beginning of World War II and which divided eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. The Soviet Union had been unable to

  • Soviet-Turkish Treaty (Turkey-Soviet Union [1921])

    Turkey: The Fundamental Law and abolition of the sultanate: On March 16, 1921, the Soviet-Turkish Treaty gave Turkey a favourable settlement of its eastern frontier by restoring the cities of Kars and Ardahan to Turkey. Domestic problems induced Italy to begin withdrawal from the territory it occupied, and, by the Treaty of Ankara (Franklin-Bouillon Agreement, October 20, 1921), France…

  • Sovietization (social process)

    Poland: Communist Poland: The Sovietization of Poland, accompanied by terror, included the nationalization of industry and the expropriation of privately owned land parcels larger than 125 acres (50 hectares). Yet in some areas (namely, matters concerning the church and foreign policy), the communists trod lightly during this transition period.…

  • sovkhoz (Soviet agriculture)

    Sovkhoz, state-operated agricultural estate in the U.S.S.R. organized according to industrial principles for specialized large-scale production. Workers were paid wages but might also cultivate personal garden plots. Its form developed from the few private estates taken over in their entirety by

  • sovkhozes (Soviet agriculture)

    Sovkhoz, state-operated agricultural estate in the U.S.S.R. organized according to industrial principles for specialized large-scale production. Workers were paid wages but might also cultivate personal garden plots. Its form developed from the few private estates taken over in their entirety by

  • sovkhozy (Soviet agriculture)

    Sovkhoz, state-operated agricultural estate in the U.S.S.R. organized according to industrial principles for specialized large-scale production. Workers were paid wages but might also cultivate personal garden plots. Its form developed from the few private estates taken over in their entirety by

  • Sovnarkom (Soviet government)

    Soviet Union: Into the war: 1940–45: …1941, became chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars, in addition to his general secretaryship of the Central Committee) concluded that a Nazi invasion might be avoided; he felt that in any case an invasion would certainly not be possible in 1941. In spite of intelligence from all quarters that…

  • Sovremennik (Russian periodical)

    Sovremennik, (1836–66; “The Contemporary”), Russian literary and political journal founded in 1836 by the poet Aleksandr Pushkin. In its first year, the journal established its literary prestige by publishing Pushkin’s novel Kapitanskaya dochka (1836; The Captain’s Daughter) and Nikolay Gogol’s

  • sovversivi, I (film by Taviani brothers)

    Taviani brothers: I sovversivi (1967; The Subversives) mixes documentary footage with a fictional story about the death of a leader and the end of an era for the Italian Left.

  • sow bug (crustacean)

    Sow bug, any of certain small, terrestrial crustaceans of the order Isopoda, especially members of the genus Oniscus. Like the related pill bug, it is sometimes called the wood louse. O. asellus, which grows to a length of 18 mm (0.7 inch), is widely distributed in Europe and has also been

  • sow thistle (plant)

    thistle: …more than 10 species of sow thistle (Sonchus) are widespread throughout Europe. Some species of globe thistle (Echinops) are cultivated as ornamentals. The thistle is the national emblem of Scotland.

  • Sowande, J. Sobowole (Nigerian poet)

    African literature: Yoruba: …poetry, by such poets as J. Sobowale Sowande and A. Kolawole Ajisafe, dealt with personal and historical experiences. These poems combined traditional poetic structures and contemporary events as well as religious influences. At about the same time, Denrele Adetimkan Obasa published, in 1927, a volume of materials from the Yoruba…

  • sowda (pathology)

    Onchocerciasis, filarial disease caused by the helminth Onchocerca volvulus, which is transmitted to humans by the bite of the black fly Simulium. The disease is found chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala, and Venezuela in the Americas and in sub-Saharan Africa in a broad belt extending from Senegal on the

  • Sower, Christopher (American printer)

    Christopher Sower, German-born American printer and Pietist leader of the Pennsylvania Germans. Sower migrated with his wife and son Christopher to Germantown, Pa., in 1724. He was an artisan skilled in many crafts, was profoundly religious, and found his true career in 1738 as the first successful

  • Sowerby, Leo (American composer)

    Leo Sowerby, composer, organist, and teacher, whose organ and choral works provide a transition between 19th- and 20th-century American church-music styles. Sowerby studied in Chicago and in Rome as the first American winner of the Prix de Rome. He taught composition and theory at the American

  • Soweto (South Africa)

    Soweto, urban complex in Gauteng province, South Africa. Originally set aside by the South African white government for residence by blacks, it adjoins the city of Johannesburg on the southwest; its name is an acronym derived from South-Western Townships. It is the country’s largest black urban

  • Soweto Rebellion (South African history)

    African National Congress: Move toward militancy: …of the 1970s, following the Soweto uprising in 1976, when the police and army killed more than 600 people, many of them children. About 1980 the banned black, green, and gold tricolour flag of the ANC began to be seen inside South Africa, and the country descended into virtual civil…

  • sowing (agriculture)

    arboriculture: …plants may be propagated by seeding, grafting, layering, or cutting. In seeding, seeds are usually planted in either a commercial or home nursery in which intensive care can be given for several years until the plants are of a size suitable for transplanting on the desired site. In soil layering,…

  • Sowing Seeds in Danny (novel by McClung)

    Nellie McClung: Her Sowing Seeds in Danny (1908), a novel about life in a small western town, became a national best seller. She lectured widely on woman suffrage and other reforms in Canada and the United States and served in the Alberta legislature (1921–26).

  • Sowo (African religion)

    African religions: Ritual and religious specialists: …sacred mask of the spirit Sowo is an iconographic depiction of the association of women and water spirits and attests to the creative power of both. (Masks are an important part of ritual in many African religions; they often represent ancestors, culture heroes, gods, and cosmic dynamics or the cosmic…

  • s?w?n (Korean academies)

    S?w?n, private Confucian academies of the Korean Chos?n (Yi) dynasty (1392–1910), founded by the members of the ruling class who did not hold official posts; their purpose was the educating of local yangban, or aristocratic youth. S?w?n were usually built on sites associated with famous Confucian

  • soy flour

    cereal processing: Soybean: Soybean is milled to produce soy flour. The flour is often used in a proportion of less than 1 percent in bakery operations. It stiffens doughs and helps to maintain crumb softness. Unprocessed soy flour, because of its lipoxidase enzyme system, is employed with high-speed mixing to bleach the flour…

  • soy milk

    cereal processing: Soybean: Soybean milk is produced and used in the fresh state in China and as a condensed milk in Japan. In both of these preparations, certain antinutritive factors (antitrypsin and soyin) are largely removed. In the Western world most soy products are treated chemically or by…

  • soy sauce (flavouring)

    Noda: …known for its production of soy sauce. The central area of Noda now contains numerous soy sauce factories and other factories related to its production. Since World War II Noda has gradually developed as a residential suburb of the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area. Pop. (2005) 151,229; (2010) 155,491.

  • Soy, Dexter (comic-book artist)

    Captain Marvel: From Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel and back: …Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Dexter Soy relaunched Captain Marvel in July 2012, it was with Danvers in the title role. DeConnick did much to flesh out Danvers’s backstory, and Captain Marvel soon became the most prominent female hero in the Marvel Universe. In addition to her own ongoing solo…

  • soya bean (plant)

    Soybean, (Glycine max), annual legume of the pea family (Fabaceae) and its edible seed. The soybean is economically the most important bean in the world, providing vegetable protein for millions of people and ingredients for hundreds of chemical products. The origins of the soybean plant are

  • Sōya Strait (waterway, Russia-Japan)

    La Perouse Strait, international waterway between the islands of Sakhalin (Russia) and Hokkaido (Japan). The strait, named after the French explorer Jean-Fran?ois de Galaup, Count de La Pérouse, separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Sea of Japan. It is 27 miles (43 km) wide at its narrowest part,

  • Soya, C. E. (Danish author)

    Danish literature: Novels and poetry before World War II: C.E. Soya was an important playwright of the period and a novelist and fine short-story writer; although uneven in quality, some of his daring experiments with the theatre were very successful.

  • Sōya-Kaikyō (waterway, Russia-Japan)

    La Perouse Strait, international waterway between the islands of Sakhalin (Russia) and Hokkaido (Japan). The strait, named after the French explorer Jean-Fran?ois de Galaup, Count de La Pérouse, separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Sea of Japan. It is 27 miles (43 km) wide at its narrowest part,

  • soybean (plant)

    Soybean, (Glycine max), annual legume of the pea family (Fabaceae) and its edible seed. The soybean is economically the most important bean in the world, providing vegetable protein for millions of people and ingredients for hundreds of chemical products. The origins of the soybean plant are

  • soybean milk

    cereal processing: Soybean: Soybean milk is produced and used in the fresh state in China and as a condensed milk in Japan. In both of these preparations, certain antinutritive factors (antitrypsin and soyin) are largely removed. In the Western world most soy products are treated chemically or by…

  • soybean oil

    cereal processing: Soybean: Soybean provides protein of high biological value. Although Asia is its original source, the United States became the major world producer in the late 20th century.

  • Soyedineniye i perevod chetyrokh yevangeliy (work by Tolstoy)

    Leo Tolstoy: Conversion and religious beliefs: …perevod chetyrokh yevangeliy (written 1881; Union and Translation of the Four Gospels), and V chyom moya vera? (written 1884; What I Believe); he later added Tsarstvo bozhiye vnutri vas (1893; The Kingdom of God Is Within You) and many other essays and tracts. In brief, Tolstoy rejected all the sacraments,…

  • Soyer, David (American musician)

    David Soyer, American musician (born Feb. 24, 1923, Philadelphia, Pa.—died Feb. 25, 2010, New York, N.Y.), cofounded (1964) the world-renowned Guarneri String Quartet, for which he served as cellist until his retirement in 2001. The Guarneri, which also consisted of violinists Arnold Steinhardt and

  • Soyet (people)

    shamanism: Dress and equipment: …shamans among the Tofalar (Karagasy), Soyet, and Darhat are decorated with representations of human bones—ribs, arm, and finger bones. The shamans of the Goldi-Ude tribe perform the ceremony in a singular shirt and in a front and back apron on which there are representations of snakes, lizards, frogs, and other…

  • Soyinka, Wole (Nigerian author)

    Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and political activist who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. He sometimes wrote of modern West Africa in a satirical style, but his serious intent and his belief in the evils inherent in the exercise of power usually was evident in his work as well.

  • Soylent Green (film by Fleischer [1973])

    Richard Fleischer: Later work: Soylent Green (1973) was a cautionary science-fiction tale that featured Charlton Heston as a 21st-century police officer and Edward G. Robinson, in his last film, as an elderly researcher. Although the movie received mixed reviews, it developed a cult following. After several largely forgettable films,…

  • soyonbo (Mongolian emblem)

    flag of Mongolia: …known as the soyombo (or soyonbo). This consists of figures (flame, sun, moon, yin-yang, triangles, and bars) representing philosophical principles inherent in Mongolian culture and religion. Below the soyombo was a lotus blossom, symbol of purity.

  • Soyot (people)

    Tyvan, any member of an ethnolinguistic group inhabiting the autonomous republic of Tyva (Tuva) in south-central Russia; the group also constitutes a small minority in the northwestern part of Mongolia. The Tyvans are a Turkic-speaking people with Mongol influences. They live among the headwaters

  • Soysal, Sevgi (Turkish writer)

    Turkish literature: Modern Turkish literature: The promising literary career of Sevgi Soysal was cut short by her untimely death in 1976. Born in Istanbul, Soysal studied philology in Ankara and archaeology and drama in Germany. Her first novel, Yürümek (1970; “To Walk”), features a stream-of-consciousness narrative and a keen ear for local dialogue; its treatment…

  • Soyuz (spacecraft)

    Soyuz, any of several versions of Soviet/Russian crewed spacecraft launched since 1967 and the longest-serving crewed-spacecraft design in use. Originally conceived in Soviet aerospace designer Sergey Korolyov’s design bureau (Energia) for the U.S.S.R.’s Moon-landing program (officially canceled in

  • Soyuz MS (Russian spacecraft)

    Soyuz: An upgraded version, MS, with improved solar arrays and thrusters and extra shielding against micrometeoroids, made its first launch in 2016. Pending the development of a new U.S. crewed spacecraft, Soyuz is the only spacecraft other than China’s Shenzhou (which is based on Soyuz) that flies astronauts into…

  • Soyuz MS-03 (Russian space mission)

    Peggy Whitson: …to the ISS was aboard Soyuz MS-03, which launched on November 17, 2016, with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. On April 10, 2017, she became commander of the ISS Expedition 51 mission, which lasted until June 2. She made four space walks on which station components…

  • Soyuz Osvobozhdeniya (Russian political group)

    Union of Liberation, first major liberal political group in Russia. The Union was founded in St. Petersburg in January 1904 to be a covert organization working to replace absolutism with a constitutional monarchy. Originally the creation of liberal nobility, it soon was dominated by middle-class,

  • Soyuz Pisateley S.S.R.

    Writers’ Union of the U.S.S.R., organization formed in 1932 by a decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that abolished existing literary organizations and absorbed all professional Soviet writers into one large union. The union supported Communist Party p

  • Soyuz Sovetskich Socialisticeskich Respublik (historical state, Eurasia)

    Soviet Union, former northern Eurasian empire (1917/22–1991) stretching from the Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean and, in its final years, consisting of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (S.S.R.’s): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya (now

  • Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik (historical state, Eurasia)

    Soviet Union, former northern Eurasian empire (1917/22–1991) stretching from the Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean and, in its final years, consisting of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (S.S.R.’s): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya (now

  • Soyuz TM-29 (Russian space mission)

    Ivan Bella: …a research cosmonaut on Soyuz TM-29, which launched on Feb. 20, 1999, and docked with Mir on February 22. Bella was accompanied on Soyuz TM-29 by a Russian cosmonaut, Viktor Afanasyev, and a French astronaut, Jean-Pierre Haigneré. The mission, named “Mir ?tefánik” after the Slovak astronomer and general Milan ?tefánik,…

  • Soyuz TM-31 (Russian space mission)

    Sergey Konstantinovich Krikalyov: …served as flight engineer on Soyuz TM-31 as part of the first resident crew (Expedition 1) on the ISS. He spent 141 days in space during this mission. In 2005 he went into space for the sixth time, to the ISS as commander on Soyuz TMA-6. As part of the…

  • Soyuz TMA-01M (Russian space mission)

    Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly: …on the Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-01M on October 8, 2010. He served as a flight engineer on Expedition 25 and became the commander of Expedition 26, which lasted from November 26, 2010, to March 16, 2011. Mark was originally scheduled to arrive at the ISS in February 2011 as commander…

  • Soyuz TMA-02M (Russian space mission)

    Sergey Volkov: …returned to the ISS in Soyuz TMA-02M, which launched on June 7, 2011, with American astronaut Michael Fossum and Japanese astronaut Furukawa Satoshi. He and Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Samokutyayev performed a space walk in which they moved a small crane onto the station’s exterior. He returned to Earth on November…

  • Soyuz TMA-05M (Russian space mission)

    Sunita Williams: …of the crew of Soyuz TMA-05M. She was a flight engineer on Expedition 32, and on September 16 she became commander of Expedition 33. She made three more space walks, totaling more than 21 hours, retaining her space walk record with a total time outside the ISS between her two…

  • Soyuz TMA-10 (Russian space mission)

    Charles Simonyi: …Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard Soyuz TMA-10 on April 7, 2007, with two Russian cosmonauts, Expedition 15 commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Oleg Kotov. On April 9 he arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), where he spent 11 days performing scientific experiments and communicating via amateur radio with high…

  • Soyuz TMA-11 (Russian space mission)

    Peggy Whitson: …time on October 10, 2007—aboard Soyuz TMA-11 with Yury Malenchenko of Russia and Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor of Malaysia—as the commander of the Expedition 16 mission. The first female commander of the ISS, Whitson supervised and directed a significant expansion of the living and working space on the ISS, including the…

  • Soyuz TMA-12 (Russian space mission)

    Sergey Volkov: …on the ISS and on Soyuz TMA-12. He also conducted two space walks, during which he and Kononenko inspected the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft, removed and installed scientific experiments, and installed a docking target for a Russian module scheduled for launch in 2009. As the ISS commander for Expedition 17, Volkov…

  • Soyuz TMA-13 (Russian space mission)

    Richard Garriott: …Russia, he launched aboard Soyuz TMA-13 on Oct. 12, 2008, with commander Yury Lonchakov of Russia and flight engineer Edward Fincke of the United States. He arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) two days later. Garriott’s work on the ISS included communicating with students via radio signals, taking photographs…

  • Soyuz TMA-14 (Russian space mission)

    Charles Simonyi: astronaut Michael Barratt aboard Soyuz TMA-14, a flight to the ISS that made Simonyi the first repeat space tourist. They returned to Earth on April 8, traveling on Soyuz TMA-13.

  • Soyuz TMA-16 (Russian space mission)

    Guy Laliberté: … aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-16, which visited the International Space Station. He was also a noted poker player. The recipient of numerous honours, he was awarded the National Order of Quebec (1997) in recognition of his contribution to Quebec’s culture.

  • Soyuz TMA-16M (Russian space mission)

    Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly: …returned to the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-16M as part of a special mission in which he and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko spent 340 days in space, which was the longest spaceflight by an American astronaut. Scott broke the American record for most cumulative time in space, having spent 520 days…

  • Soyuz TMA-18M (Russian space mission)

    Sergey Volkov: …on September 2, 2015, on Soyuz TMA-18M with Kazakh cosmonaut Aydyn Aimbetov and Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen. He and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko did a space walk in which they replaced experiments that were attached to the Russian modules of the station. He returned to Earth on March 2, 2016,…

  • Soyuz TMA-3 (Russian space mission)

    Pedro Duque: …as flight engineer on Soyuz TMA-3 during the Cervantes mission to the ISS. During this 10-day mission (October 18 to 28), Duque visited the ISS during a crew changeover, launching with Expedition 8 and returning with Expedition 7.

  • Soyuz TMA-6 (Russian space mission)

    Sergey Konstantinovich Krikalyov: …the ISS as commander on Soyuz TMA-6. As part of the crew of Expedition 11, he spent 179 days in space, thus accumulating 803 days total during his career.

  • Soyuz TMA-7 (Russian space mission)

    Sergey Konstantinovich Krikalyov: …as flight engineer on Soyuz TM-7, during which he spent 151 days in space aboard the Mir space station. He was in the public eye in 1991–92 during his second mission, also to Mir, for being in space during the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Having been launched as a…

  • Soyuzkino (Soviet agency)

    history of the motion picture: The Soviet Union: Reorganized as Soyuzkino, the trust was turned over to the reactionary bureaucrat Boris Shumyatsky, a proponent of the narrowly ideological doctrine known as Socialist Realism. This policy, which came to dominate the Soviet arts, dictated that individual creativity be subordinated to the political aims of the party…

  • Soyuzselkhoztekhnika (Soviet organization)

    machine-tractor station: …RTS were replaced by the All-Union Farm Machinery Association (Soyuzselkhoztekhnika).

  • Sozaboy (novel by Saro-Wiwa)

    Ken Saro-Wiwa: …a Time of War and Sozaboy (both 1985); the latter, written in pidgin English, satirized corruption in Nigerian society. He reached his largest audience with Basi and Company, a comedic television series that ran for some 150 episodes in the 1980s. He was also a journalist and wrote poetry and…

  • Sōzen (Japanese feudal lord)

    Yamana Mochitoyo, head of the most powerful warrior clan in western Japan in the 15th century. Yamana’s attempts to increase his family’s rank and influence brought him into conflict with a rival clan in eastern Japan and resulted in the ōnin War (1467–77), which was followed by a century of i

  • Sozialdemokrat, Der (German periodical)

    Eduard Bernstein: …of the Zürich edition of Der Sozialdemokrat, a periodical that was the rallying centre of the underground socialist party. Expelled from Switzerland at the request of Bismarck in 1888, Bernstein continued the publication of the periodical in London. There he became a close friend of Friedrich Engels, Marx’s collaborator and…

  • Sozialdemokratische Arbeiterpartei (political party, Germany)

    20th-century international relations: Growing tensions and German isolation: …resentment tended to increase the socialist vote, and the other parties could command a majority only by banding together.

  • Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (political party, Switzerland)

    Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, Swiss political party of the centre-left that supports an extensive government role in the economy. With the Christian Democratic People’s Party, FDP. The Liberals, and the Swiss People’s Party, the Social Democratic Party has governed Switzerland as part of

  • Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (political party, Germany)

    Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Germany’s oldest political party and one of the country’s two main parties (the other being the Christian Democratic Union). It advocates the modernization of the economy to meet the demands of globalization, but it also stresses the need to address the

  • Sozialdemokratische Partei ?sterreichs (political party, Austria [1945])

    Austria: Political process: The centre-left Social Democratic Party of Austria (Sozialdemokratische Partei ?sterreichs; SP?; until 1991 the Socialist Party) was founded in 1945. It is a successor of the original Social Democratic Party (founded in 1889), which was a driving force in the establishment of the First Austrian Republic in…

  • Sozialdemokratische Partei ?sterreichs (political party, Austria [1889])

    Schutzbund: …workers’ guards by the Austrian Social Democratic Party, of which the Schutzbund remained an adjunct. It was also descended from the People’s Guard of 1918, a Social Democratic weapon against the Communists; it considered as its main objective the protection of a social reform program hated by Austria’s conservative bourgeois…

  • Soziale Marktwirtschaft

    Ludwig Erhard: …years he applied his “social market system” to the problems of economic renewal with phenomenal results, achieving what has often been called the German “economic miracle.” Based on free-market capitalism, his system included special provisions for housing, farming, and social programs.

  • Soziale Umschichtungen in einer d?nischen Mittelstadt (work by Geiger)

    Theodor Julius Geiger: …of the people of ?rhus, Soziale Umschichtungen in einer d?nischen Mittelstadt (1951; “Social Changes in a Medium-Sized Danish City”). Long interested in the sociology of public order, he wrote Vorstudien zu einer Soziologie des Rechts (1947; reprinted 1964; “Preliminary Studies on the Sociology of Law”), which dealt with law and…

  • Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands (political party, Germany)

    Wilhelm Liebknecht: …Lassalleans and Liebknechtians as the Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei Deutschlands (Socialist Labour Party) at Gotha in 1875. The Gotha Program, a compromise between the positions of the two parties—although criticized by Marx for its call for government-aided productive organizations—remained the charter of German socialism until the adoption of the Erfurt Program in…

  • Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (political party, Germany)

    Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund: Controlled by the Socialist Unity Party, the FDGB was formed shortly after World War II with virtually compulsory membership. With the rapid reduction of private enterprise in the Soviet-occupied zone of Germany, the trade unions dropped their original function of representing the workers’ interests as against the employers’…

  • Sozialistische Reichspartei (political party, Germany)

    fascism: Germany: …in July 1944, founded the Socialist Reich Party (Sozialistische Reichspartei; SRP), one of the earliest neofascist parties in Germany. Openly sympathetic to Nazism, the SRP made considerable gains in former Nazi strongholds, and in 1951 it won 11 percent of the vote in regional elections in Lower Saxony. The party…

  • Soziallehren der christlichen Kirchen und Gruppen (work by Troeltsch)

    Ernst Troeltsch: Life and works: …his best known work, Die Soziallehren der christlichen Kirchen und Gruppen. In that work he explored the relationships between and within social and cultural groups in the context of the social ethics of the Christian churches, denominations, and sects. In 1915, realizing that his strength lay more in the philosophy…

  • Sozialreform oder Revolution? (work by Luxemburg)

    Rosa Luxemburg: …in Sozialreform oder Revolution? (1899; Reform or Revolution), in which she defended Marxist orthodoxy and the necessity of revolution, arguing that parliament was nothing more than a bourgeois sham. Karl Kautsky, the leading theoretician of the Second International, agreed with her, and revisionism consequently became a socialist heresy both in…

  • Sozini, Fausto Paolo (Italian theologian)

    Faustus Socinus, theologian whose anti-Trinitarian theology was later influential in the development of Unitarian theology. A nephew of the anti-Trinitarian theologian Laelius Socinus, Faustus had no systematic education but early began to reject orthodox Roman Catholic religious doctrines. He was

  • Sozini, Lelio Francesco Maria (Italian theologian)

    Laelius Socinus, Italian theologian whose anti-Trinitarian views were developed into the doctrine of Socinianism by his nephew Faustus Socinus. Born of a distinguished family of jurists, Laelius was trained in law at Padua but turned to biblical research, which ultimately led him to doubt the Roman

  • Sozomen (Christian lawyer)

    Sozomen, Christian lawyer in Constantinople whose church history, distinguished for its classical literary style, its favouring of monasticism, and its greater use of western European sources, rivaled that of his elder contemporary Socrates Scholasticus. Dedicating the project to the reigning

  • Sozzi, Mario (Roman Catholic priest)

    Saint Joseph Calasanz: In 1630 a priest named Mario Sozzi was admitted to the Piarists and, acting out of apparent jealousy, caused an internal revolt that ruptured the order. When Sozzi died in 1643, he was succeeded by an equally divisive subordinate from a noble family, Father Stephano Cherubini. Pope Urban VIII quashed…

  • Sozzini, Fausto Paolo (Italian theologian)

    Faustus Socinus, theologian whose anti-Trinitarian theology was later influential in the development of Unitarian theology. A nephew of the anti-Trinitarian theologian Laelius Socinus, Faustus had no systematic education but early began to reject orthodox Roman Catholic religious doctrines. He was

  • Sozzini, Lelio Francesco Maria (Italian theologian)

    Laelius Socinus, Italian theologian whose anti-Trinitarian views were developed into the doctrine of Socinianism by his nephew Faustus Socinus. Born of a distinguished family of jurists, Laelius was trained in law at Padua but turned to biblical research, which ultimately led him to doubt the Roman

  • SP (political party, India)

    Samajwadi Party (SP), regional political party in India based in Uttar Pradesh state. The SP was formed in 1992 in Lucknow, and it professes a socialist ideology. Influenced by the veteran socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia (1910–67), the party aimed at “creating a socialist society, which works on

  • SP method (prospecting)

    Earth exploration: Electrical and electromagnetic methods: The self-potential method relies on the oxidation of the upper surface of metallic sulfide minerals by downward-percolating groundwater to become a natural battery; current flows through the ore body and back through the surrounding groundwater, which acts as the electrolyte. Measuring the natural voltage differences (usually…

  • sp-electron (chemistry)

    crystal: Covalent bonds: …four electrons in the outer sp-shell, which is half filled. (The sp-shell is a hybrid formed from one s and one p subshell.) In the covalent bond an atom shares one valence (outer-shell) electron with each of its four nearest neighbour atoms. The bonds are highly directional and prefer a…

  • sp-shell (chemistry)

    crystal: Covalent bonds: …four electrons in the outer sp-shell, which is half filled. (The sp-shell is a hybrid formed from one s and one p subshell.) In the covalent bond an atom shares one valence (outer-shell) electron with each of its four nearest neighbour atoms. The bonds are highly directional and prefer a…

  • SPA (political party, United States)

    Communist Party of the United States of America: …the left wing of the Socialist Party of America (SPA): the Communist Party of America (CPA), composed of the SPA’s foreign-language federations and led by the sizeable and influential Russian Federation, and the Communist Labor Party of America (CLP), the predominantly English-language group. They were established legally but were soon…

  • Spa (Belgium)

    Spa, municipality, Walloon Region, eastern Belgium. It is situated in the wooded hills of the northern Ardennes, southeast of Liège. Its popular mineral springs, known locally as pouhons, have caused the name spa to be given to all such health resorts. Known in Roman times and mentioned by Pliny

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