Why did the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917 succeed?
(Perhaps Seven Powers Gave Lenin An Opportunity)
1. Provisional Government problems
The Bolsheviks succeeded because the Provisional Government was weak and unpopular (remember thatGovernment That’s Provisional Will Be Killed). When it was attacked, nobody was prepared to defend it.
The Bolsheviks had good slogans such as ‘Peace, Bread, Land’ and ‘All Power to the Soviets’. Other parties claimed they could never deliver their promises, but their arguments were too complicated for people to understand. This meant that they got…