Bolshevism: False Promises & Mutinies

The Bolsheviks made a lot of promises to the army and the peasants, about better distribution of food and land.  The Bolshevik position won out over the Mensheviks because the Bolsheviks “merged a peculiarly Russian tradition of revolutionary zeal” and basically convinced the people that they could get things together quickly. Nearly sixty thousand troops mutinied in Petrograd and joined the revolution, causing Nicholas II to abdicate.

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