Red October

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When does Lenin begin to try to convince the members of the Soviet to revolt against the provisional government?
7th October 1917
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What was Kerensky's reaction to hearing of this attempt to create a revolution?
He sent out the more radical soldiers in the Petrograd barracks our
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How did Lenin use this to his advantage?
He used it to make the argument that Kerensky was attempting to weaken the city so that the German could come and take the city
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How many Red Guards did the Bolsheviks control?
30,000
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How many sailors did the Bolsheviks control?
60,000
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How many soldiers from the Petrograd barracks did the Bolsheviks control?
150,000
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When did Lenin finally convince the Soviet?
10th October
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What was the Soviet vote to take power?
10 to 2
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What was the committee called that oversaw the take over?
The MRC (The Military Revolutionary Committee)
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Who led this committee?
Trotsky
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How can a historian blame the failings of the provisional overnemnt as the reason for the revolution rather than Lenin or Trotsky?
Lenin was absent for most of February-April and again in exile in July
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How did Kerensky attempt to curb the revolution?
He ordered the raising of bridges that led to the industrial centres of the city (to prevent workers joining the revolution) and the closure of Bolshevik newspapers
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What opposition did the Bolshevik forces encounter when they attempted to storm the palace?
Some cadets and a women's unit
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When did soldiers agree to hand over weapons to the Soviet?
23rd October
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How many of the 18 army units supported the Bolshevik takeover?
15
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What was the cruiser that led ships into the capital to fire on the palace in order to scare the government called?
Aurora
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How can some make the argument that Trotsky was the real hero behind the revolution?
Because he was the one who chaired the Soviet, dominated the MRC, persuaded the armed forces to hand over their weapons and he was the one who organised the Red Guard.
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When did the revolution officially begin?
24th-25th Ocotber
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How many sailors from Kronstadt marched on the city?
5,000
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What did Kerensky do?
He disguised himself as a nurse and fled the city to get the support of those who disagree with the Bolsheviks
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Overall how many people did it take to storm the palace and why did the Bolsheviks attempt to make it seem that it more?
20,000-30,000, because they wanted to be seen as the party of the people and have this revolution be seen not as a coup but as the people's revolution
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