Provisional Government

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  • Problems of the Provisional Government
    • Dual authority with Petrograd Soviet
      • This was supported by peasantry and workers
      • Also had control of all main communication links
      • undermined authority of prov gvt
    • Temporary nature
      • Couldn't agree, all came from different backgrounds
    • Kornilov affair made people realise how ineffective prov govt was
      • Solved by Bolsheviks
    • People wanted constituent assembly elections
      • Kerensky wanted to delay these
        • accused of wanting power all to himself
    • Peasant soldiers wanted to come back from war to take land back
      • Prov gvt said that they must go back to war and ownership would be decided after elections
        • Lost peasant support which meant they hoarded grain

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