Why were the Bolsheviks able to seize power in November 1917?

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Why were the Bolsheviks able to seize power in November 1917?
The Kornilov affair
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Who did Kerensky appoint his new supreme commander of armed forces?
General Kornilov
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What did Kerensky authorise Kornilov to do?
Impose order on Petrograd
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Why did Kerensky panic?
He sent Kornilov with loyal troops realising he sent a popular leader against the capital
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What did Kerensky do as he was uncertain of his support of army generals?
Forced to ask for help from the Bolsheviks whom he supplied weapons to
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How many Bolsheviks enlisted in a few days?
25,000
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What did the Bolshevik recruits do to defend the capital?
They dug trenches and fortified the city
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Why did Kornilov's attempt to seize power fail?
His troops refused to fight against members of the Petrograd Soviets
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What was the effect of the Kornilov affair?
It weakened the government and paved way for Bolshevik to seize power shortly after the November revolution
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What happened to Kerensky as a result of the Kornilov affair?
He lost support
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What happened on the 7th of November?
Kerensky informed that Bolsheviks were about to seize power and he left Petrograd
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What happened when the red army stormed winters palace?
Members of Kerensky cabinet were arrested and provisional government was replaced by an administration led by Lenin
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