The october revolution 1917 this revision page will help you to understand the reasons why the bolshevikswere able to seize power in october 1917. The people themselves were ready in the very early hours of october 25, 1917, the revolution began troops loyal to the bolsheviks took control of the telegraph, power station, strategic bridges, post office, train stations, and state bank. - why the bolsheviks were able to seize power in 1917 there are many reasons for which the bolsheviks were able to take control 1917, amongst them being precise organisation and planning, exceptional timing and a fair amount of good luck. Slide1 why did the bolsheviks succeed in the october/november revolution in 1917 by nigina and timmy slide2 the bolsheviks succeeded because they were able to gain the support of the majority of the population, organize the revolution thoroughly, and create a good â game planâ.
Power to the soviets distanced the bolsheviks from the pg and the bourgeois corruption lenin claimed they were involved in and bolsheviks increasingly developed their influence over the petrograd barracks and the workers soviets. By what means were the bolsheviks able to take and maintain power in russia in the period 1917-22 1 educator answer how important was the role of lenin, a leader in the october revolution, in the. Both bolsheviks and mensheviks were active in russia in the lead up to, and events of, the february revolution of 1917 at first, the bolsheviks supported the provisional government and considered merging with the mensheviks, but then lenin arrived back from exile and stamped his views firmly on the party.
The measures of the bolsheviks to maintain power and address the problems of russia before the outbreak of civil war after the bolsheviks seizure of power in november 1917, lenin needed to ensure all previously made promises were kept and that russia's increasing problems were resolved. The provisional government came to power after the february revolution resulted in the russian monarchy being overthrown in march 1917 weak and unpopular, the provisional government drew criticism from both the right and left. To take control of russia and spread marxism throughout the world they would have done it earlier than 1917 if they had been able, but russia was weakened by the beating it took from germany in world war i, and the time was right to seize power.
The situation in september 1917 by september 1917 lenin was convinced that the time was right to stage an armed attempt for power other bolsheviks, including kamenev and zinoviev, were. However, this event emphasises that the bolsheviks bolsheviks were able to take power in october 1917 because of lenin's outstanding speaking skills and use of propaganda equally because of the state russia was in during 1917 with shortage of food, and the need to end the war. October 1917: the bolsheviks take power november 7 (new-style calendar, october 25 old-style) marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest event in human history for the first time ever, a state came into existence which represented the majority of society, the laboring masses, as against a narrow class of exploiters.
Following the fall of petrograd, modern-day saint petersburg, the bolsheviks set their sights on moscow according to historian boris kagarlitsky from the institute of comparative political studies, they were really forced to face a set of consequences which were probably very good for lenin to take power, but not very good for lenin to manage the country. The bolshevik seizure of power in petrograd in october 1917 was celebrated for over seventy years by the soviet government as a sacred act that laid the foundation for a new political order which would transform backward russia (and after 1923 the soviet union) into an advanced socialist society. In 1917 when russia turned into moderate chaos, the bolshevik party were seen as a party to lead as lenin held undisputed power within the bolshevik party with a leader with undisputed power they were far more efficient than other parties and especially the provisional government.
Once in power, the bolsheviks revised the russian calendar, substituting the older julian calendar with the gregorian calendar used by most european countries under this new calendar, the date of the assault on the winter palace changed from october 25 to november 6. This feature is not available right now please try again later. The bolsheviks were able to seize power in october 1917 mainly because of the the soviets, trade unions and factory committees were the ideal vehicles for pushing forwards these demands this was good for bolsheviks as it led to the formation of the red guards which could be of use in promoting revolutionary demands.