An overview of the bolshevik revolution in november of 1917

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As the night progressed, crowds of insurgents surrounded the palace, and many infiltrated it. Many people regard the entire Soviet epoch as a tragedy, the result of socialist thought put into practice. But Marxist thought provided no blueprint for constructing a socialist state.

The telephone and telegraph buildings were taken over, as were the power stations. The subsequent governments were coalitions.

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On March 11, the troops of the Petrograd army garrison were called out to quell the uprising. The proclamation was sent by telegraph throughout Russia even as the pro-Soviet soldiers were seizing important control centers throughout the city.

This was aided by the historical reenactmententitled The Storming of the Winter Palacewhich was staged in It was here that the Provisional Government met. Lenin had already decided that the workers were incapable of leading themselves as they did not have the necessary skills.

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In some ways it was. As minister of war, Kerensky continued the Russian war effort, even though Russian involvement in World War I was enormously unpopular. The White Army represented a large group of loosely allied forces, including monarchists, capitalists and supporters of democratic socialism. The Provisional Government was unable to countermand the order. Although the Russian effort is initially successful, the soldiers soon refuse to leave their trenches and fight due to low morale caused by the Revolution. The Bolsheviks and their allies occupied government buildings and other strategic locations in Petrograd, and soon formed a new government with Lenin as its head. Petersburg harbor. Many soldiers return home to take part in redistribution of land. Kornilov affair : 9 September 22—27 August The Kornilov affair: A failed coup by General Kornilov, commander of the Russian army, takes place, when he orders troops towards Petrograd to counter the threat of the Bolsheviks. And the Soviet system that resulted from it, while socialist in some respects, was characterized by institutions of government control and state violence. Large protests by Russian workers against the monarchy led to the Bloody Sunday massacre of Lenin expressed his confidence in the success of the planned insurrection. The leaders of the provisional government, including young Russian lawyer Alexander Kerensky, established a liberal program of rights such as freedom of speech, equality before the law, and the right of unions to organize and strike. Trotsky said that they were going to where they belonged — the waste-paper basket of history. And the existence of the Soviet Union also led to the Cold War , the superpower confrontation with the United States that dominated world affairs for the entire postwar era.

The committee methodically planned to occupy strategic locations through the city, almost without concealing their preparations: the Provisional Government's president Kerensky was himself aware of them, and some details, leaked by Kamenev and Zinoviev, were published in newspapers.

The leaders of the provisional government, including young Russian lawyer Alexander Kerensky, established a liberal program of rights such as freedom of speech, equality before the law, and the right of unions to organize and strike.

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