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Were there any problems with the Bolshevik held territory?

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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The Red Army

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

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It was an all-Bolshevik body and Lenin was chair-man with Stalin and Trotsky as members. Their main aim was to gain public support.

They had many decrees such as: 49 more words

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Why were there two revolutions in 1917?

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

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The Kornilov Affair

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

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Lenin's return to Russia

When he returned in 1917 to Russia post-exile he demanded a change in Bolshevik ideology:

  1. He wanted opposition to the Provisional Government.
  2. He dismissed any coalition or collaboration with the Menshevik party.
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  • He became a Bolshevik in 1906 and met Lenin whilst he was in exile.
  • He played a great role in the pre-1917 Bolshevik party.
  • He greatly contributed to the Prvada,  the communist newspaper.
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