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Alexander Kerensky the leader of the provisional government of Russia in 1917 Alexander Kerensky neglected the wishes of the Russian people as well as the power of the Bolshevik party and therefore put an end to democracy in Russia and allowed his government to be overthrown In March 1917 discontent in Russia grew The army was tired of war and no longer fitted with adequate supplies to fight The food situation deteriorated millions of people starved in Russia because all the available food was being sent to the troops to aid in the war effort Out of the turmoil two large revolutionary groups began to form One known as the Temporary Committee consisted of members of the Progressive Bloc and representatives of leftist groups Also were the soviets consisting of factory and workshop delegates as well as leading military powers Each of these new revolutionary groups considered themselves the spokesmen for the new Russia As the discontent increased the Imperial government could no longer last unless the Tsar immediately instituted far-reaching reforms The Tsar ignored all such suggestions considering them not worthy of reply In response to the Tsars obduracy the Russian people revolted Once the revolutions began the Tsar lost all power On March 16 the Temporary Committee of the Duma dissolved and established the provisional government It was a body of well-known and respected pre-revolutionary figures This represented a good group of educated Russians but they were unfit to run a revolutionary country during wartime The leader of this group was Alexander Kerensky Kerensky was born in Simbirsk and educated at the University of Petersburg During his college years he secretly joined the Socialists revolutionary party which was banned at the time In 1012 Kerensky was elected to the Duma as a representative of the Group of Toil In March 1917 after the overthrow of the Tsar Kerensky was appointed Minister of justice of the provisional government and later in the reorganization was
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