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“The Fall of the Provisional Government was due to its own Weakness not the strengths of the Bolsheviks” . Do you agree with this statement?

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"The Fall of the Provisional Government was due to its own Weakness not the strengths of the Bolsheviks" . Do you agree with this statement? After the revolution of 1917 which saw the fall of tsarist and system of autocracy a Provisional government was set up was set up, consisting of members of the tsar's forma Duma or representative assembly. The government was only in power for a few months. The quotation is interesting because how can something fall when it has so little power and was there for so little time then how could it be classed as falling. Evidence suggests that even thought the provisional government was weak and the Bolsheviks strong both equally contributed to the fall of the new provisional government When the tsar abdicated in 1917 Russia was left virtually bankrupt. The provisional government only hope was to keep fighting in the war in some chance that the allies would offer help to rebuild Russia and invest the money to rebuild to economy. ...read more.

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Though the provisional government was only a temporary solution they should not have fallen so soon. Maybe if Kerensky had called a constituent assembly then the Bolshevik wouldn't have seized power so easily. Thought at the start of the provisional government rule the provisional government was popular due to the fact that, all political prisoner were freed, an eight hour day was introduced for industrial workers and the Tsars secret police was abolished. The provisional government could never of had any power as they had little/no control over the army. All soldiers were ordered to set up committees to take control of all weapons and other equipment. This ment that the soviet were basically in control of the army leave the provisional government powerless. But the provisional government gained some vital support due to the July Days. The Bolsheviks lead protests demanding to over throw the provisional government. ...read more.

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This was just one example, which shows how determined he was to gain support for a Bolshevik revolution. Lenin was a very determined man and followed the Bolsheviks and was a major Bolshevik leader from the early stages of the Bolsheviks right through up until his death. Lenin had been force into exile/hiding many times yet he did not give up fighting for his cause. His determination not only kept the Bolshevik together it also kept them strong. Lenin's slogans were simple but got peoples attention and help gather support and power for the Bolsheviks. Evidence suggests that even thought the provisional government was weak and the Bolsheviks strong both equally contributed to the fall of the new provisional government regime. Though the provisional government was only a temporary solution they should not have fallen so soon. Maybe if Kerensky had called a constituent assembly then the Bolshevik wouldn't have seized power so easily. ?? ?? ?? ?? Lauren Hepworth ??? ...read more.

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