How far was the Provisional Government responsible for its own downfall?

Essay on the downfall of the Provisional Government in Russia 1917. Marked and got 23 out of 30, grade B. Hope it helps.

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How far was the Provisional Government responsible for its own downfall?

The Provisional Government had many issues to deal with during the year of 1917.

There was unrest among the people who protested against the food shortages. This

issue was caused by the war which the Provisional Government chose to…

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Another factor that caused the downfall of the PG is the growth of the Bolsheviks in

the Soviets, the main one being the Petrograd Soviet. In September the Bolsheviks

gained a majority in the soviet which gave it considerable power. The soviet was a

powerful institute mainly coming from "order…

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The unrest gave something for Lenin and the Bolsheviks to play on. Lenin took the

discontent of the people and offered an alternative. This helped him gain support.

Had the PG stopped the war, there would not have been this unrest. The food

shortages were the main cause of unrest…

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by announcing elections in November 1917. Should they have succeeded in the

elections, they would have been able to assert their authority all over Russia. It could

be said that the elections could have been held sooner which would have perhaps

prevented a revolution. Though this is the fault of…


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