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Czar Nicholas adjourns the Duma and departs for the front; Alexandra and Rasputin exert a strong influence on the government.
Petrograd Soviet issues Army Order No. 1, granting military power to committees of common soldiers.
Agrarian upheavals: peasants seize estates; peasant soldiers desert the army to participate.
Nov. 6, 1917
Bolsheviks seize power; Lenin heads the new "provisional workers' and peasants' government."
Lenin accepts peasant seizure of land and worker control of factories; all banks are nationalized.
Lenin convinces the Bolshevik Central Committee to accept a humiliating peace with Germany in order to safeguard the revolution.
White armies are on the offensive, but divided politically; they receive little benefit from Allied intervention.
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