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probably didn?t matter what he wrote because it was indeed history. Kerensky?s attitude and Ignorance towards the Bolsheviks also contribute to the reliability of this source.Question 3 ?In this source Lenin shows the amount of control The Bolsheviks have over Russia and think that they should take over the country. He says they have ?support? from the population and this is reinforced as the army have just given up their weapons to the Red guards. Lenin thinks they should not wait for the Constituent Assembly because it would be too late.The writers of source E think that the whole future of the revolution and the Bolsheviks could be sacrificed and it could go either way. Their opinions are the exact opposite to Lenin?s, according to them the street fighting and following the

revolution mood ?does not exist.? However they have no evidence to back this up unlike Lenin who did.In source F the author says that the disagreement of Kamenev and Zinoviev angers Lenin because he believes the time is right and they do not. But the author is objective and unbiased, taking no sides.Question 4 I disagree with this statement because Soskice knew all about the Provisional Government and what they did wrong so is equally to blame regardless of whether he knew of the Bolsheviks plans. He says ?little effort? was given by the government to resist the Bolsheviks, so he is aware of their errors in that area and this is one of the key factors which enabled them to take power. In the evidence, Soskice shows that he knows a lot about how the Bolsheviks came to power and

why their plans succeeded. For example he knew that Lenin told the army lies concerning Kerensky and that the army joined with the Bolsheviks. He says he knew all this from ?military authorities? which shows he had access to information. Therefore I disagree with the statement because as secretary and Special Correspondent of the Provisional Government Soskice was in a position to gather a lot of information.Question 5 In my opinion Reed is saying that the Bolsheviks seized power at the right time. This is shown in the votes because they had the lowest percentage in June then in September the highest. Reed thinks it was the right time because the Bolsheviks were the favourites. He may have been stressing the fact that Karl Marx was right and it was supposed to happen then like

Marx said it would. On the other hand Reed may have intentionally chosen those figures and left out any negative results to show his point of view. Basically it is propaganda who?s function was to tilt people into believing in the Marxist theory. Question 6 Lenin is described as a ?professional revolutionary? in source I, and also a key role in the revolution. The author says that Lenin, ?had no other occupation? and that it was his deliberate intention to start a revolution. The author does not show any approval of Lenin?s methods but says Lenin?s public image helped him to gain such support. The author of source J credits only Lenin and no one else for the timing of the revolution, he deems him, ?entirely responsible.? This shows the writer thinks Lenin was the man behind it

all and he was an important player. The source shows he does not believe in Marx?s writing.The author of source K does not believe that the entire revolution was down to Lenin. He says that Lenin ? could not have done…everything.? He agrees that, yes Lenin was an important factor but we cannot put it all down to one man.Lenin is not even mentioned in Source L so the writer cannot think too highly of Lenin?s role in the revolution. He says that the armed forces took most of the action, ?the Petrograd garrison and the Red Guards? took ?direct Military action to bring about the over – throw of the Provisional Government.?The theory that Lenin played a big role in the revolution is agreed by sources I, J and K however they differ as to what extent. I and J believe that it was all

Lenin, where as K is slightly more realistic in saying that it could not have all been down to Lenin. Source L has a completely different view to the others because it does not say that Lenin had any involvement.Question 7 Source M?s view of the Czar is that he is leader of Russian but ignoring the needs of its people. The Czar is represented and a skeleton with an eagle on its shoulder, representing Russia. There is also a man in the picture? with a petition in his hand, crushing the bear who also represents Russia. The petition is symbolic of the needs of the people. The title of the Sketch is ?The Czar of all Russia?s? which implies that there were all the different classes in Russia at that time all supporting and controlled by the Czar. The peasant who could be Gabon looks