The constituent assembly

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  • The Constituent Assembly
    • Russia's new parliament formed in November 1917.
    • They met on the 18th January 1918.
    • Fewer than 24 hrs later Lenin gave the order to dissolve it.
    • Red Guards killed/injured over 100 demonstrators in support of the Assembly.
    • 2 cadet leaders were killed in hospital.
    • Red guards prevented entry into the Assembly.
    • Lenin removed a threat.

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