Standard Grade Bitesize
Home > History > Russia 1914 to 1941 > The October Revolution 1917
Russia 1914 to 1941
The Provisional Government was unpopular in Russia; how did this help the Bolsheviks succeed in their October 1917 Revolution?
It increased their support
The Bolsheviks were able to convince the people to vote for them as a reasonable alternative to the Provisional Government
It was irrelevant - the revolution did not require popular support as it was a military operation
How did the Petrograd Soviet council of soldiers and workers help the Bolsheviks undermine the Provisional Government?
It paid for the publication of propaganda to be distributed across the country
It controlled the area in and around Petrograd where it spread dissent
It planted an explosive mine underneath it
How did Lenin's return to Russia in April 1917 as Leader of the Bolsheviks, and his promises to the people, help lead to a successful revolution in October 1917?
Lenin brought new weapons and technology with him from his travels to the USA while in exile
Lenin's return was a hindrance, as he had been away too long to know what was happening in Russia
Lenin began to stir up opposition and to give power to Soviets throughout Russia whilst promising to deliver "Peace, Land and Freedom"
How did the defeat in September 1917 of General Kornilov's troops by the Bolsheviks' Red Guard help lead to a successful Revolution in October?
The popularity of the Bolsheviks increased amongst the public
The defeated soldiers convinced their families to switch sides
The Bolsheviks were able to take the weapons from General Kornilov's troops and sell them to provide money for the people
Why did the Bolsheviks set up a Military Revolutionary Committee?
They planned a peaceful transition of power to themselves
In preparation for taking control of the Government of Russia
They wanted to work with the Tsar
In what way did the Bolsheviks gain control of Petrograd?
Guns were given to workers and many members of the Provisional Government were arrested
The Provisional Government agreed to it as they could see the popular support for the Bolsheviks was strong there
The Tsar wanted it so he demanded the Bolshevik's be given control in return for their peaceful cooperation
Why did the Bolsheviks then take control of Moscow as part of their Revolution?
They wanted to demolish it as a propaganda blow to the Tsar
Because it was a major city
It was closer to Japan, with whom they had trade links
How did the Russian Bolshevik revolution in October 1917 mean an end to the Romanov dynasty?
The Bolshevik seizure of power spelt the end of Autocracy
The Romanovs agreed that the Bolsheviks could have power until an election could be organised
The Chinese invaded from the East
What were some of the reasons for Tsar Nicholas II's failure to hold on to power?
He failed in his conduct of the war and was unable to satisfy his people's desires for better lives
He was very old and did not understand how to run Russia in the modern age
He wanted to live the life of a playboy and billionaire and had no time for ruling