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During the Russian revolution there has been a period called The Ten Days That Shook the World This period didnt really last ten days but in the period of the second half of the month of October 1917 Russian calendar The Bolsheviks seized to power in that period which meant the end of the Provisional Government The provisional governments next mistake was to continue the war Under pressure from Britain and France the government agreed to make another military effort The July offensive however was a complete disaster When the news of the military disaster reached the civilian population there were huge demonstrations often led by Bolsheviks Troops of the provisional government opened fire against the rioters The government claimed that this July Revolution was a Bolshevik plot to seize power and that the Bolsheviks were paid by the Germans Kerensky the new premier seemed to have triumphed The Bolshevik party choose very carefully the date in which they would overthrow the provisional Government as Lenin said in his speech November sixth will be too early We must have an all-Russian basis for the rising and on the sixth all the delegates to the Congress will not have arrivedOn the otherhand November eighth will be too late By any that time the Congress will be organized and it is difficult for a large organized body of people to take swift decisive action We must act on the seventh the day the Congress meets so that we may say to it Here is the power What are we going to do with it This decision was taken on the night of the tenth of October 1917 which was confirmed six days later at a larger meeting A military revolutionary committee was set up by the executive committee of the Petrograd Soviet to supervise the defense of the capital in case the government should proceed with any plans for abandoning it to the
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