How did the Bolsheviks seize power in November 1917?

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  • How did the Bolsheviks seize power in 1917?
    • lots of publicising
      • they handed out leaflets in Petrograd
      • published articles in the newspapers
      • this made Kerensky panic and leave - secretly.
      • the Red Guard took over key buildings in Petrograd
        • bridges
        • telegram office
        • train stations
        • nobody took much notice!
        • they had kept their weapons from the Kornilov Revolt of September 1917
        • they stormed the Winter Palace on 7th November
          • met with little opposition
            • Women's Battalion
            • Cossack troops
            • cadets
              • they all surrendered and the Provisional Government handed power to the Bolsheviks
                • Cossack troops
                • Women's Battalion
          • not as heroic as it sounds


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