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Why did the Provisional Government fail to hold power?

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GCSE Politics

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Why did the Provisional Government fail to hold power?

After the February Revolution, which saw the fall of the tsar, a Provisional Government was set-up. It was comprised of the Petrograd Soviet and the representative assembly, which existed under the tsar. The new Government was a weak and unstable grouping of politicians trying to desperately gain some control over events. The Provisional Government faced the same problems as the tsar and was unable to offer any effective solutions and as a result lacked both authority and support from the start.

Famine, disease and death were spreading throughout the empire as the Russian Government continued to aid France against the militia of Germany. The decision to continue the war was perhaps a crucial factor, sapping the strengths and diverting the energies of government whose hold on power was tenuous in the first place.

The Provisional Government had a more fundamental problem, which led to its fall in October. This system of dual power between the Provisional Government and the Petrograd soviets added to the chaos of their situation as neither side was in a position to deal with the other effectively. The Petrograd soviets had

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