The Kornilov affair

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What month did the Kornilov affair take place?
August 1917
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What was happening by August 1917?
Troops were deserting, industrial production dropped, peasants were seizing land and the enemies were advancing
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Where did the Germans capture in August 1917 that was considered a major military defeat?
Riga on the Baltic coast
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What happened to commander in chief Brusilov after the June offensive?
He was dismissed
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Who replaced Brusilov?
Kornilov
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What did Kornilov do?
Fearing another "July Days" he sent troops to Petrograd to show support for the Provisional government
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What did Kerensky think was happening?
An attempted military takeover
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What did Kerensky do in response to this?
Panicked and armed revolutionaries including releasing Bolsheviks and arming them to try and prevent the take over.
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Did Kornilov actually ever get to Petrograd?
No
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What happened to support for the Provisional Government after the Kornilov affair?
It decreased
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How did the Kornilov affair make the Provisional Government look?
Weak
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Who benefited from the Kornilov affair?
The Bolsheviks
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How did the Kornilov affair make the Bolsheviks look?
Like the defenders of Petrograd
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What happened to Bolshevik membership after the Kornilov affair?
It increased
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What was happening by August 1917?

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Troops were deserting, industrial production dropped, peasants were seizing land and the enemies were advancing

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Where did the Germans capture in August 1917 that was considered a major military defeat?

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Who replaced Brusilov?

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