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Unformatted text preview: October Revolution: Lecture Outline Bolshevik Success? Bolshevik Success Weakness of the Provisional Govt Indecision/Collaboration of Centrist Soviet Collaboration with regime Support of War effort Bolshevik militancy Mood of populacemilitant shift Contingency (unfolding events/unintended consequences) Actors Provisional Government Alexander Kerensky Soviet (moderate sots) Bolsheviks (radical sots) Workers, Soldiers, Sailors Right Military, elite, nationalists (Kornilov) Early Soviets Moderate Sots among leadership Conciliatory position (cooperation--Cabinet) Bolshevik Minority Early on: conciliatory Wait and see (PG) Prominent Bolsheviks abroad/exile Lenin returns Revolution had just begun! Takes intransigence stance More militant than Mensheviks More militant than other Old Bolsheviks Radical stance Need to subvert PG (all power to soviets) Need to End the War Lenins April Theses...
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- Spring '08
- Russian Revolution