The period after the February Revolution which deposed the Tsar had seen little change, and in October 1917 a number of events and conditions opened the door for a Bolshevik coup d'état (seizing power).
Who was the leader of the Bolshevik party in 1917?
What were the “April Theses”?
The Bolshevik policies that were set out in April 1917
The Menshevik policies that were set out in April 1917
The Social Revolutionaries policies that were set out in April 1917
Who became Chairman of the Petrograd Soviet and head of the Military Revolutionary Committee in September 1917?
Who had led a revolt against the Provisional Government in August 1917?
The Red Guards
Which of these units were prepared to defend the Provisional Government in October 1917?
The Women’s Battalion of Death
The crew of the cruiser Aurora
Which member of the Provisional Government left to find help before its capture by the Bolsheviks?
What was the term used to describe the requisition of grain from the peasants by the Red Guards?
Which group was used by the Bolsheviks to hunt down opposition during the Civil War?
Which advantage was enjoyed by the Red Army during the Civil War?
Support from foreign powers
More officers from the Tsarist army
Control over communications such as railways
Why did Trotsky employ ex -Tsarist officers in the Red Army?
He believed they would bring expertise essential to winning the Civil War
He thought they would expand the size of the Red Army
He thought they would be brave soldiers