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  • PETROGRAD SOVIET
  • PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT
  • A dual governmental system took over and ruled Russia. These two governmental parties had different aims. The Provisional Government wanted Russia to remain in war and couldn't provide land for the peasants, while the Petrograd Soviet were representing soldiers and workers.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Russia recognized the independence of Ukraine, Georgia and Finland; gave up states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to Germany and Austria-Hungary. Lost 1 million square miles of Russia’s former territory; 1/3 of its population (55 million people); a majority of its coal, oil and iron stores; and much of its industry.
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  • Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks were a part of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, which eventually became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He had a slogan "PEACE, BREAD, LAND", this would surely attract the civilians, especially the peasants, workers, and the Petrograd Soviet.
  • When Lenin declared "ALL POWER TO THE SOVIET!", together with the Bolsheviks, they barged into the Provisional Government and arrested its members. Consequently, Lenin and his party took over and ruled Russia.
  • As they ruled Russia, the revolution had come to an end and the Bolsheviks decided to end war and declare a peace treaty with Germany and the Central Powers, called "The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk". However, a resistance start to form against the Bolsheviks.
  • The Bolsheviks were the Red Army, and those against them were the White Army. It let to a civil war in 1918 as people weren't on the same track as the Bolsheviks, ruling Russia.
  • With Russia being too large to rule by an individual Tsar, having dual government system, and ending with the Bolsheviks ruling Russia as a Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Russia's revolution resulted into an industrialized age and Russia began to modernize in different aspects.
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