How effectively did the provisional government rule in 1917?

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What was the provisional government?
A temporary 12 executive led by Alexander Kerensky
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When were elections to be held for a permanent government?
1917, but they never happened causing another revolution in November
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What were the 4 achievements of the provisional government?
Disbanded the Okhrana, Political and religious prisoners set free, Freedom of speech and religion granted and the death penalty abolished
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Why did continuing in the war become a failure for the provisional government?
The Kerensky offensive to gain land in the west failed
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How many soldiers had left the Russian army by 1917?
2 million
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Who was the Petrograd soviet?
Made up of the Menshiviks and Socialists who had influence and control over railways,troops,factories and power supplies
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What was the dual power?
The system between the Petrograd Soviet and the Provisional government
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Why did the dual power fail?
It created two contradicting voices and the provisional government was undermined by the Petrograd Soviet
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When did the peasants begin to seize land?
After the March revolution
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What did the soldiers do on their return to seize land?
Used their weapons, burnt down manor houses and murdered wealthy land owners
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What did the provisional government wan to land redistribution to be?
Within the framework of the law
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What continued in order to feed troops in the war?
Grain seizures
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How did the government try to increase the production of food?
They increased the price paid by 100% but it failed as there was little land to buy and that left was expensive
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