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What difficulties beset the Provisional Government? The Provisional Government never enjoyed widespread support. After the abdication of the Tsar

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What difficulties beset the Provisional Government? The Provisional Government never enjoyed widespread support. After the abdication of the Tsar, The Provisional Government decided to continue the war. This decision later proved to be a crucial mistake as there were many military disasters and continuing food shortages as a direct result. Despite this, there remains the question of whether or not there was any other choice at the time. The reason for the determined continuation of the war demonstrated a financial influence. If Russia had opted out of war at this stage, they would no longer receive supplies and war credits from the western allies. In effect, Russia had become reliant on the west. Tsardom had left Russia virtually bankrupt and with no tax collecting or income from any other source, the Provisional Government took to lending money on easy repayment terms. ...read more.

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He became a major influence and campaigned for Russia to embrace the conflict with Germany, seeing it as the only way to rescue the revolution. This endeavour to turn the war into a revolutionary campaign took account of the real situation. It was an actuality that Russia was now beyond the point where it could engage in successful conflict with Germany. Nonetheless, he Kerensky persisted with war and, in June, a major offensive was initiated on the southwestern front. It proved ineffectual and mass mutiny was its result. When rumours began to spread that land was being redistributed, the peasants in the army deserted and returned home to claim their land; the Russian armies disintegrated and, by the autumn, the Provisional Government wad discredited. ...read more.

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They played a major part in defeating Kornilov and this won them support in the Petrograd and Moscow soviets. The Bolshevik's central committee decided on armed insurrection and began to plan what would prove to be the final attempt at revolution. The revoltion took place on 6-7 November, the day before the meeting of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets. The Congress immediately confirmed the Bolshevik's in power. Therefore, in conclusion, it can be seen that there were many difficulties that hindered the Provisional Government, which in turn led to the successful revolution. In the October Revolution, a determined minority were able to seize power from a weak Provisional Government which had ultimately failed to seriously address the problems which led to the inevitable downfall of the Tsar. ?? ?? ?? ?? Natalie Callaghan 12E ...read more.

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