Lenin, the provisional goverment and the Bolsheviks

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What was the provisional government?
A temporary 12 man executive led by Alexander Kerensky
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What were the 4 achievements by the provisional government?
Disbanded Okrhana, political and religious prisoners set free, freedom of speech and religion, death penalty abolished
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Why was continuing in the war against Germany a failure for the provisional goverment?
Failed to change from tsarists regime and Kerensky Offensive to gain land in the west failed
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Why did the system of the dual power fail?
Gave two contradicting voices of the Petrograd soviet and provisional goverment
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What did the soldiers do to the peasants when they returned from war?
Seized the land using weapons
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Why were there still food shortages?
They were still supplying the war and peasants were not producing enough
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Where was Lenin in exile at the time of the February revolution?
Switzerland
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Why did Lenin want another Bolshevik revolution?
He believed the first one was not radical enough
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What was the April Theses?
Lenin attacking the Bolsheviks for supporting the provisional government and not pushing for a revolution?
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What did Lenin encourage the peasants and workers to do?
Take land from the landlords and to seize factories
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When were the July Days?
16th-17th July 1917
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What were the July Days?
When soldiers and sailors rioted in Petrograd as the provisional government was failing
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What did Kerensky do in result to the July Days?
Reintroduced the death penalty and imprisoned Bolsheviks
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Where did Lenin go to exile after the July days?
Finland
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What did Lenin promise in October 1917?
Peace, Bread and Land
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After October 1917, Lenin created a one party state to eliminate who?
Mensheviks, Socialists, Democrats and Monarchists
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What and when was the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk?
1918, Russia giving up territory to Germany in return for peace
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How much of its population, land and industry did Russia loose as a result of the treaty of Brest-Litovsk?
34%,32%,54%
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When did Lenin change the capital to Petrograd and why?
March 1918 because the German front line was too close to Petrograd
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What 5 other countries supported the whites?
Britain, France, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Finland
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When was the civil war?
1918-1921
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Why was the Red army successful?
They had support from the peasants and workers therefore having a large army
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What was the 6 aspects of war communism?
The Bolsheviks took control of factories, mines, workshops and railways. Workers were forced to work in factories. Grain was taken from the peasants using force. The Bolsheviks took control of the banks. Private trade was not allowed. Food was ration
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