The Success Of The Bolshevik Seizure Of Power In October 1917

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“What factors were responsible for the success of the Bolshevik seizure of power in the October 1917 Revolution?”

The October revolution, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution was a seizure of power by the Bolsheviks in 1917. The Revolution saw the overthrow of the Provisional Government and the progressive establishment of the Soviet Union. These leading factors the are credited with the success of the Bolshevik seizure of power, these leading factors included the weak and unresponsive Provisional Government and their futile attempts of dual power with the Petrograd Soviet and Lenin 's leadership of the Bolshevik party. The combination of these leading factors and other minor factors lead to the relatively unopposed overthrow of the Provisional Government.

One of the leading factors that was responsible for the success of the Bolshevik seizure of power in the October 1917 revolution was the overall unresponsive and weakness of the Provisional Government. established as a result of Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication in 1917, the
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the Kornilov affair saw the Provisional Government seek assistance of the Bolsheviks by arming them to defend Petrograd from an assault by Kornilov. although an assault never occurred the sought assistance by the Provisional Government was responsible for helping the Bolsheviks gain power when the October revolution transpired because not only had Bolsheviks exposed the Provisional Government they had also gained the respect of the people, becoming somewhat like saviours to them. Furthermore the Provisional Government was unresponsive to the need of its people. the majority of the Russian people wanted an end to the war with Germany and political reform
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