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Why was the provisional government so short lived?

Kerensky offensive

· June 1917- offensive to Germany

· Launched Russian soldiers= 400,000 dead-Kerensky PM of prov gov- made people angry- they didn't
want them to stay for long

· Embraced war- front line speeches-Dedication & support- could have lasted longer if…

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did not understand the true desires of the peasantry


· No Bolsh/ Mensh= high opposition-should have been more equal- not eliminating previous

· No experience- how were they to deal with problems left behind by Tsarist system- not them to
blame but should have tried to get others…

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did nothing to try and end the power of the soviets, which made them seem weak and
almost useless


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