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Were the mistakes made by the provisional government the main reasons why the Bolsheviks came to power?

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Were the mistakes made by the provisional government the main reasons why the Bolsheviks came to power? The mistakes of the provisional government were important but were not the sole reason the Bolsheviks rose to power. One of the most important mistakes was staying in the war because the majority of the population did not want to stay in the war. Over 50 % 6.6 million men were killed or wounded out of 12 million. The provisional government could not pull out of the war because the France and Great Britain would not help them in the future. ...read more.

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This is extremely important because from this point onward the Bolsheviks were armed. This is an extremely important factor leading to the rise of the Bolsheviks. However one could argue that the main factor for the Bolsheviks rise to power was the fact they chose not to be involved in the 3rd provisional government. This bold move by Lenin represented the Bolsheviks as the only true revolutionary party, this increased popularity hugely. As the Bolsheviks controlled many of the local soviets it told members to disagree with the provisional government policies unless instructed otherwise by the Bolsheviks. This is a major factor leading to the Bolsheviks rise to power. ...read more.

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Food could not be distributed evenly because the Army needed it Russia is such a big country that It could take weeks to transport food this is quite and important point regarding the fall of the provisional government. In addition the provisional government had the problem of getting out messages. It could take weeks for a new policy of the provisional government to take effect in the farthest reaches of Russia because it was not possible to send the message quickly enough In my opinion the most important factor leading to the Bolsheviks rise to power was the fact that Kerensky had armed the red guard allthoug many would argue it is the provisional government failing to fufill it three main policys. ...read more.

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