Russian Provisional Government in March 8 Petrograd Soviets became increasingly influential in the Dual Power era Alexander Kerensky, a lawyer and politician, became a central figure in the Provisional Government and ultimately became its leader.
Inreports of fraternizing with the enemy started to circulate. This group scrupulously watched the provisional government and even made decrees of their own.
Working class women in St. The Bolsheviks benefited as the only major organized opposition party that had refused to compromise with the Provisional Government, and they benefited from growing frustration and even disgust with other parties, such as the Mensheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries, who stubbornly refused to break with the idea of national unity across all classes.
The main problems were food shortages and rising prices. The officer class also saw remarkable changes, especially within the lower echelons, which were quickly filled with soldiers rising up through the ranks.
Byhowever, the situation had improved in many respects. As discontent grew, the State Duma issued a warning to Nicholas in November Nicholas also sought to foster a greater sense of national unity with a war against a common and ancient enemy.
Russia lacked mobilization skills to counter its losses, but more importantly it lacked good leadership. Far sooner than expected, barely trained recruits had to be called up for active duty, a process repeated throughout the war as staggering losses continued to mount.
Nevertheless, Kerensky still faced several great challenges, highlighted by the soldiers, urban workers and peasants, who claimed that they had gained nothing by the revolution: This ironclad belief rendered Nicholas unwilling to allow the progressive reforms that might have alleviated the suffering of the Russian people.
The vast demand for factory production of war supplies and workers caused many more labor riots and strikes. They were fired upon by soldiers and many of them were killed or injured. It completely changed the government and outlook on life in the very large country of Russia.
His government made peace with Germany, nationalized industry and distributed land. Large protests by Russian workers against the monarchy led to the Bloody Sunday massacre of Russian Civil War Main articles: With a firm belief that his power to rule was granted by Divine RightNicholas assumed that the Russian people were devoted to him with unquestioning loyalty.
By the end ofwhen some stability did return, Russia emerged as an entirely different country. From Finland, Lenin urged the Bolshevik committee to plan an armed uprising. Demonstrations were organised to demand breadand these were supported by the industrial working force who considered them a reason for continuing the strikes.
Petersburg and Moscow nearly doubled, resulting in overcrowding and destitute living conditions for a new class of Russian industrial workers.
With Lenin's arrival, the popularity of the Bolsheviks increased steadily. By October, he returned to Petrograd St.
In the aftermath, Lenin fled to Finland under threat of arrest while Trotskyamong other prominent Bolsheviks, was arrested.
Kerensky became head of the Provisional Government in July and put down a coup attempted by army commander in chief Lavr Georgiyevich Kornilov according to some historians, Kerensky may have initially plotted with Kornilov in the hope of gaining control over the Petrograd Soviet.
With his coup failing, Kornilov surrendered and was relieved of his position. Some of the Americans who fled Petrograd after the October Revolution left behind everything they had.
Recognising the strength of the Bolsheviks, Lenin began pressing for the immediate overthrow of the Kerensky government by the Bolsheviks.
InRussia entered the war with much vigor. They opposed violent social revolution. In the ensuing days, the protests grew in size and turned violent as the imperial forces tried to keep order.
Trotsky was a radical Marxist, amazing orator and huge supporter of Lenin.
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