The Civil War and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk meant that the Bolsheviks lost lots of arable amounts and industrial resources e.g. Raw materials. Lenin therefore was faced with huge economic problems. 57 more words
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A traditional army comprised of Bolsheviks comprised by Trotsky who appointed many ex-officers from the Tsarist regime who had expertise and experience.
Many were willing to join, other were conscripted and some did it for the money; compulsory military service was brought in for the able-bodied in 1918. 31 more words
There was one revolution in February and one in October.
The February one brought to the fore everyone’s discontentedness with the Tsarist regime and therefore overthrew it but there were still questions being asked as to how the country was now going to be run. 25 more words
Enter Kerensky, who was the main player of July 1917. He stopped the uprising from happening and subsequently became Prime minister. Kerensky appointed Kornilov to be commander-in-chief of the army which enabled the Bolsheviks to seize power due to his intervention in political affairs. 120 more words