The kornilov affair

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The kornilov affair

  1. 1. The kornilov Affair<br />(August to september 1917)<br />Learning Intentions<br />Know who Kornilov was.<br />Understand WHY he staged an attempted takeover of the government.<br />Understand how this helped the Bolsheviks<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>In January 1917 there were 40,000 Bolshevik members. Lenin was in Switzerland.
  3. 3. The February Revolution occurred without the Bolsheviks.
  4. 4. In April Lenin returned. His April Theses “Bread, Peace, Land and All Power to the Soviets” is at first dismissed as too radical.
  5. 5. Lenin pushes for its acceptance – Boshevik numbers climb from 80,000 (April) to 200,000 (July).
  6. 6. July uprising fails. Lenin flees, Trotsky is arrested, the Red Guard (Bolshevik military wing) is disarmed.
  7. 7. Today’s Question – Why was Kerensky forced to release and arm the Bolsheviks?</li></ul>Background notes<br />
  8. 8. Kornilov – A General with a very conservative attitude, loyal troops and a fierce reputation (and a cool symbol)<br />

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