The Russian revolution 1917. Causes similar to 1905 but more serious Long-term causes Frustration of middle class liberals: lack of politacal rights Peasants: landhunger and conscription Working class: appalling living conditions Short-term causes The war is not going well
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first controlled by liberal parties (cadets and octobrists) but later by Social revolutionaries and Menshevicks under the leadership of Kerensky.
Saw itself as a caretaker government and did not propose any dramatic changes
Showed strength during the july days but discredited after the Kornilov affair
assembly of workers and soldiers under influence of SR and Menshevicks in the beginning but later Bolsheviks take control.
Lenins April thesis gathers support to the Bolsheviks and Lenin sets the course on a second revolution.
The Kornilov affair convinces Lenin that Bolsheviks should try to seize powerThe “dual” government