Impact of Lenin on the closing of the Provisional Government

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  • Impact of Lenin on the fall of the PG
    • Impact of Stalin and Kamanev
      • Returned in March
      • Initially anti-Lenin
        • Accomadationism and was rejected by Lenin
          • Lenin wanted the war to be about class and believed that the Provisional Government shouldn't be co-operated with
            • Stalin and Kamanev ignored this, argued that international negotiations had to occur and co-operation was vital
          • Returned in March
      • Lenin wanted the war to be about class and believed that the Provisional Government shouldn't be co-operated with
        • Stalin and Kamanev ignored this, argued that international negotiations had to occur and co-operation was vital
    • Lenin's April return
      • 3rd April
      • Seen as a German spy because he travelled back on a German train
      • Under Stalin and Kamanev the Bolsheviks accepted Dual Authority as a result of revolution
        • Lenin challenged this and said that the Dual Authority needed to be overthrown in a genuine revolution
          • Lenin's April Theses
            • Condemned all that had happened since the fall of the Tsar
            • Rejected what the Soviets had done
            • 'Peace Bread and Land'
              • Rejected what the Soviets had done
            • 'All Power to the Soviets'
              • 'Peace Bread and Land'
              • Needed to abandon co-operation with other parties, overthrow the Provisional Government, and transfer power to the workers
      • Lenin's October return
        • Didn't bring unity
        • Kerensky and the Government triggered the uprising
        • Trotsky was more influential through his election as Chairman in September and the development of the MRC
          • Controlled Petrograd
        • Provisional Government wasn't seen as being worth saving
          • Kornilov affair
        • Lenin encouraged a new revolution and other parties wre seen as weak for not doing the same
        • Bolshevik brutalness might have made them seem overly violent
        • Both of them underestimated each others power's

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