Bolshevik revolution 1917

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  • 1917
    • Petrograd Soviet
      • dual power
        • amnesty to political prisoners
        • abolition of legal disabilities based on class, race or gender
        • basic civil liberties
        • right to organise TU and strike
        • constitutional assembly
      • mensheviks and social democrats who were supported by the people
      • peasant disturbances increased due to them
    • the Provisional government
      • dual power
        • amnesty to political prisoners
        • abolition of legal disabilities based on class, race or gender
        • basic civil liberties
        • right to organise TU and strike
        • constitutional assembly
      • made up of influential elite and political parties who wanted a constitutional monarchy - Kadets
      • aimed to form a constituent assembly
    • Bolsheviks take over
      • Lenin returned on the 3 of April and devilered his 'April theses'
        • power transfer to the soviets
          • 'peace, bread and land'
        • war to immediately end
          • 'peace, bread and land'
        • all land owned by state to be given to the peasants
        • 'July days'
          • 3rd-5th of july
          • 20000 armed sailors joined workers on the street in protest to jobs lost and chant Bolsheviks slogan and attacked and raided
        • increased their number in the Dumas and had 200000 member in October
        • Lenin returned from hiding in Finland (leaked he was working for Germans )
          • Attended the Bolshevik central committee and rallied a revolution and on the 20th the military revolutionaries committee met
          • marcher took over key buildings 24-25 and on the 25-27 key members of the government were arrest and Lenin was appointed chairman of the first soviet government
            • buildings like smolny institute and winter palace
          • Cheka secret police was established
        • took over completely by arresting opposition and shutting down newspaper except for propaganda
        • the soviet of the people's commissars was set up
          • Sovnarkom who were the most important ministers

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