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The Failure of the Provisional Government and the Rise of the Bolsheviks

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The Failure of the Provisional Government and the Rise of the Bolsheviks

i. Subject of investigation.

How did the failure of the Provisional Government allow for the rise

of the Bolsheviks?

ii. Methods to be used.

1. Research for bibliography about the influence of the Tsar during

the Bolshevik Revolutions. Instruments used: History Reference books.

Three main books were particularly helpful: Three "Whys" of the

Russian Revolution, The Russian Revolution, and Rethinking the Russian

Revolution. Writing of an annotated bibliography of the topic.

2. Selection and reading of the sources to determine which ones are

the most relevant and comprehensive

3. Finding opposing arguments to give and analytical view with

multiple perspectives

4. Analysis of the main arguments presented in the references.

B. (650)Summary of evidence

1. The function of the Provisional Government

In 1917, the Provisional Government was set up in Russia. It was a

"dual Power", which was a coexistence of the Provisional Government

and the Soviets1. The Provisional Government was more liberal,

containing members who saw the socialists as allies2, and their main

aim was to restore order. The Soviet party sought to improve domestic

working condition of the working class3. The two parties agreed that

the Provisional Government must abdicate Tsar Nicholas from the throne4.

The aim of the Provisional Government was to carry out revolutionary

programs, amnesty for political prisoners, freedom of speech and equal

rights for all citizens5.

2. The disagreements between the two parties.

Eight months after the creation of the Provisional Gove...

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...volution. P. 132

15. Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution, P. 48

16. Acton, Rethinking the Russian Revolution. P. 130

17. Acton, Rethinking the Russian Revolution. P. 133

18. Moorehead, The Russian Revolution, P. 163

19. Acton, Rethinking the Russian Revolution. P. 134

20. Moorehead, The Russian Revolution, P. 163

Works Cited

Acton, Edward, 1990. Rethinking the Russian Revolution. New York,

Replika Press Pvt. Ltd.

Deutscher, Isaac, Ed 1967. The Unfinished Revolution Russia1917-1967.

U.S.A. Oxford University Press.

Fitzpatrick, Sheila, Ed 1982.The Russian Revolution. New York, Oxford

University Press.

Moorehead, Alan, Ed 1958. The Russian Revolution. New York, Carroll &

Graf Publishers Inc.

Pipes, Richard, Ed 1995. Three "Whys" of the Russian Revolution.

Toronto, Vintage Books,
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