Bolshevik Consolidation of Power

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  • Bolshevik Consolidation of Power
    • Dissolving the constituent assembly (CA)
      • Didn't want elections to undermine the Bolshevik's power
        • Came second in the CA  elections (lost to their biggest rivals, the social revolutionary party)
          • Only gained 24% of the vote
      • Lenin was a revolutionary who believed that the only way to govern was by crushing all opposition
      • Banned all other political parties after closing the CA
    • The treaty of Brest Litovsk
      • Decree on peace
        • Lenin's first steps to pulling out of WW1
      • Russia lost a third of its land, including Ukraine, Russia's major grain source
      • The land lost had a population of 45,000,000
      • Had to pay 3 billion roubles in reparations
    • Civil war


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