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Why did the Bolsheviks overthrow the provisional government?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered Jan 22, 2019

The Bolsheviki overcame the provisional government because of the following factors: their revolution was planned, not a disorderly revolt of unled people; they had a visionary leader in Lenin, newly arrived from Switzerland and with a clear message, a strong motivation and strength of character; the provisional government were, and represented more the comfortable landowners, not the ordinary people who were seriously undernourished and badly treated, worn out by wars where they were ill-equipped and poorly maintained in provisions and aid.

The Bolsheviki overcame the provisional government because of the following factors: their

The Bolsheviki knew and understood the peoples' strong need for "peace, land and bread" and so the movement was strong enough to overthrow the provisional government easily.

 

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