October 1917 Revolution

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  • OCTOBER 1917 REVOLUTION
    • CAUSES
      • PG mistakes
        • Staying in the war - morale collapsed
        • June Offensive - 12000 desertions
        • Kornilov Affair - arming and releasing imprisoned Bolseheviks
        • Failed to deal with problems
        • July Days - 3rd to 6th - 50,000 demonstrate outside Kronstadt Naval base
      • Lenin and Bolsheviks
        • Lenin returns - 3rd April - help from German Government
          • April Theses - 'peace land bread' 'all power to the soviets' - highlight PGs mistakes
            • 41 Bolshevik newspapers to spread the message
          • Remains a thorn in the PGs side
        • Established Red Guards - gained weapons after Kornilov Affair
        • Trotsky - Military Revolutionary Committee - storm winter palace
        • After Kornilov Affair - Bolsheviks seen as strong and defenders of petrograd
    • CONSEQUENCES
      • Lenin takes control
        • 390 votes - Bolsehviks, SRs - 180, Mensheviks - 80 seats
      • Lenin's 3 decrees passed
        • Land
        • Peace
        • Government
          • Sovnarkom
      • Constituent Assembly closed

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