Bolshevik Seizure of Power

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By January 1917 how much higher were prices that that of 1914?
300%
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By October 1917 how much higher were prices that that of 1914?
750%
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LENIN'S RETURN
blah blah blah
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When did Lenin Return?
April 1917
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What was the April Theses?
It was Lenin's demands; Power to the Soviets, The end of the War and All land be nationalised and re-distributed (Peace, Land and Bread)
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What were the Bolshevik's reaction to Lenin's Return?
They were worried that Lenin was out of touch and his radical views would do more harm than good.
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What allegations were there of Lenin?
That he was paid by the Germans to create a revolution and give up in the war effort
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What were the Menshevik's reaction tot Lenin's return?
They felt that Lenin would undermine their success.
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What was the Bolshevik's support in the Soviet?
They were in the minority at 26,000
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THE JULY DAYS
blah blah blah
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How much did grain prices double in this period?
It doubled
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How many factories closed down in this period?
600
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How many jobs were lost in this period?
100,000
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How many sailors joined the workers in the streets and what did that ask for?
20,000, "All power to the Soviets"
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What happened as a result of this?
The provisional government sent out warrants for the arrests of Bolsheviks due to suspicion of them organising a possible revolution
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What were the Menshevik's reaction to this?
They were quick to denounce any involvement of the Bolsheviks in the protest due to wanting them to be distanced from Soviet in general
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What did Lenin do?
He fled which looked bad for him since he didn't lead
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What was Lenin's reaction to this?
This went against the Bolshevik theology of an organised and militant vanguard being necessary to organise the proletariat revolution
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THE KORNILOV COUP
blah blah blah
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What did Kerensky have to do in order to fight the coup?
He had to free the Bolsheviks in order for them to defend Petrograd
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What did Lenin make clear about this fight?
That the Bolsheviks were fighting against Kornilov not for the provisional government
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What was the private army that the Bolsheviks controlled called?
The Red Guard
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Between February and October how much did Bolshevik Support grow?
170%
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How much did the Bolshevik membership in the Soviet grow between February and October?
From 26,000 to 200,000 (Majority)
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Who was made the chairman of the Soviet?
Trotsky
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How many Red Guards were there by October?
30,000
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How many newspapers did the Bolsheviks control in this period?
41
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