How far do you agree that the provisional government was responsible for its own downfall?

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  • How far do you agree that the provisional government was responsible for its own downfall?
    • Lack of Authority
      • Power Sharing
        • Order number one gave soviet control over the army.
          • Feared PG would use army to crush revolution.
        • Considerable cooperation in the early months,
    • It was 'Provisional'
      • Said it would rule until a constituent assembly was elected which would create a new constitution.
    • Continuation in WWI
      • Patriotic
        • Loss of land and humiliation if they surrendered.
      • June offensive
        • Last major offensive, complete disaster.
          • 400,000 died, 170,000 deserted.
          • Army was disintigrating
            • Desertions, mutinies
            • Bolshevik agitators.
            • Lost the will to fight.
    • Mistakes of Kerensky
      • Kornilov affair
        • General Kornilov marched troops to march to Petrograd.
          • Kerensky believed Kornilov wanted to overthrow the government.
          • Kerensky panicked.
            • Armed workers and Bolsheviks
            • Train carrying troops was stopped.
    • Actions of the Bolsheviks
      • April theses
        • Peace, Land, Bread
          • End of the war
          • Transfer of all land to the peasnts
          • Revolution to seize power and give it to the soviets.
        • Power to the soviets
      • October revolution
        • Timing
          • Constituent assembly would be hold in November.
            • Feared SR's would get most seats.
        • Trotsky
          • Red guards took over railways stations, post and telegraph offices.
          • Stormed Winter Palace without a fight
        • Kerensky fled to try and organise counter attack.

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