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Evaluate the role of lenins leadership in the success of the bolshevik revolution of 1917.

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powerful orgonisation able to take control of the govournment, after he gained control of the soviets, he began to gain support from the peasants, he used such slogans as "peace bread land", and "all power to the soviets" Lenin soon recieved help from an unexpecected source, General kornilov was appointed as the supreme commander of the german armies, he believed that the provisional govournment lacked the backbone needed to rule russia, he also blamed them for the state the russian troops were in, as a result of kernsky's rejection of kornilovs suggestion to dissolve the soviet, kornilov orderd his troops to march on petrograd (formerly st Petersburg) to turn russia into a military dictatorship, the bolsheviks rallied to petrograds defence and kornilov was repelled, this action by kerensky in arming the bolsheviks to defend petrograd was an important event as it gave the bolsheviks the means to take control of the govournment(5) Another example of Lenins effect on the revolution, was when he made the decision to actually take the capital by force, it began when kerensky decided to move the capital to moscow, this gave the petrograd soviet the threat of losing its power, although lenin wasn't there to force add the weight of his own personality and ...read more.

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