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10 days of popular demonstrations, political manoeuvring and army mutiny developed imperceptibly into a revolution, which no one expected, planned or controlled
Support in October "did not necessarily imply support for one party rule or indeed for Bolshevik policies once they became known"
One of the most basic misconceptions of the Russian Revolution is that the Bolsheviks were swept to power on a tide of mass support for the party itself
The Revolution "was in reality a small scale event"
Trotsky's "presence changed the atmosphere
What took everyone aback was his organisational capacity and ruthlessness as he transformed the Red Army into a fighting force
Corruption and inefficiency often meant that relatively little of foreign aid was used
Non-Bolsheviks failed to recognise that they were coping with a great revolution and not an isolated plot
the whites possessed military talent in abundance, but very limited capacity for state building or for rallying popular support