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by sept 1917, Bolsheviks had controll of the Petrograd Soviet and had trotsky as a leader. Lenin and the Bolsheviks had promised bread, peace and land. Lenin knew if they failed, they would end like the provisional government. Lenin set up the Council of Peoples Commisairs, and the 8th of november announced that Russia was asking for peace with Germany. This made the Bolsheviks gain power. Lenin promised free elections and they were held in late 1917. The Bolsheviks did not gain majority because the arrival of socialist revolutionaries were the biggest party on January 1918.Lenin believed that he was establishing a dictatorship of the proletariat which would led to communism

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