Research Essay- “Without the critical influence of Lenin the
Provisional Government would still have been
at the end of 1917.” Assess the validity of this
Without the critical influence of Lenin the Provisional Government would still have been power at the end of 1917. The Soviet Revolutionary Republic will triumph no matter what the cost is.
Russian Revolution in 1917 was a series of economic and social upheaval in Russia. Which involved the overthrow of the tsarist autocracy (February) and later on the overthrow of the liberal and moderate socialist Provisional Government (October). The overthrow of the Provisional Government created the establishment of Soviet power under the control of the Bolshevik Party that was leaded by Vladimir Llyich Ulganov, later named Lenin.
The Tsar, Nicholas II ruled Russia as an autocrat in the early years of the twentieth century. However, his ruling had failed to deal sufficiently with the country’s problems. These problems include unrest and criticism of the government that reached a climax in 1905. By 1917, Nicholas II was out of touch with the needs and aspirations of the Russian people. Although Tsarist Russia stood well behind the rest of Europe in its industry and farming, but the food shortages and insufficient equipment supplies’ problems strengthened Russia’s view of Nicholas II as weak and unfit to rule their country. Many factors, either socially or economically led Russia to the Russian Revolutionary.
After the February Revolution of 1917, Tsar’s government began to collapse and so he was forced to abdicate on March 15th 1917. In the meantime, Russian Provisional Government was formed and was expected to rule until the Constituent Assembly later determined the form of government in Russia.
Two new political bodies were formed on February 28th, which were...