What will I be asked? . Growing support for the Bolsheviks between the two revolutions Lenin’s return & his April Thesis . Growth in Support: Lenin. During the Feb Rev. Lenin had been living in exile in Switzerland.
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**Information about the war is transferrable for various questions – essays and sources; growth in Bolshevik support, downfall of PG and causes of October Revolution.**
SOURCE A from V. I. Lenin: The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution
(April Theses), 4th and 5th April 1917
In our attitude towards the war, which under the new government of L’vov and Co.
unquestionably remains on Russia’s part a predatory imperialist war owing to the
capitalist nature of that government, not the slightest concession to “revolutionary
defencism” is permissible . . . [there can be] no support for the Provisional
Government; the utter falsity of all its promises should be made clear, particularly
those relating to the renunciation of annexations. The masses must be made to see that the Soviets of Workers’ Deputies are the only possible form of revolutionary
government . . . Not a parliamentary republic . . . but a Republic of Soviets of
Workers’, Agricultural Labourers’ and Peasants’ Deputies throughout the country ...
How useful is Source A as an explanation of growing support for the Bolsheviks between April and September 1917?