Bolsheviks consolidation of power

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Bolshevik consolidation of power

  • Economic Decrees
  • made  in November 1917
  • land decree: 540 million acres of land taken from the Tsar, Nobles and the church. Peasants set up committees to divide the land fairly.
  • Unemployment decree: employment insurance for all workers against injury, illness and unemployment.
  • Peace decree: Sovnarkom intended to make peace with Russia's opponents in War immediately 
  • Work decree: Eight-hour day and 40 hour week for all industrial workers. restriction on over time and holidays introduced.
  • Press decree: all non-Bolshevik newspapers were banned and women declared equal to men and


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