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In the answer, I limit myself to two months, November-December of 1917. What you have to realize is that the Bolshevik Revolution replaced one government of dubious legitimacy with another one. To make things more confusing, Bolshevik Government also declared itself "provisional." In theory, everything was supposed to be sorted out by the ...


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The Bolsheviks didn't have much power following their coup. The country however was in chaos, and even the preceeding "bourgois" government hardly could control much (Kornilov mutiny is a good example). The Bolsheviks have made a great effort to encourage further chaos, as well as to promise everyone as much freedom as they want - and, following ...


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