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James A Pratt III wrote: After the Tsar abdicated he and his gang
Lenin also recieved vast amounts of gold and other aid from the Germans.
the provisional goverment headed by kerensky did nothing because the revolution has no enemies on the left and crushing the Bolos would harm the revolution
then lenin signs treaty of brest Livstok giving the germans a good chunk of russia and pretty much making them allies of the Germans.
That's not true. The government after July events in Petrograd initiated charges against Lenin and Bolsheviks. The ultimate result was nothing but hot vapor though and left parties mostly found those charges fabricated.
Kerensky ordered the arrest of Lenin and the other leading Bolsheviks, accusing them of inciting revolt with German financial backing. Lenin successfully fled and went into hiding in Finland, but many other Bolshevik leaders were arrested, including Trotsky and Lunacharskii who were apprehended on 22 July. They remained in prison until Kerensky released them in response to the Kornilov Affair.
The government crisis was intensified by the resignation of Prime Minister Lvov. On 8 July Kerensky became prime minister. The SR-Menshevik leadership of the Soviets proclaimed the Provisional Government acknowledged it to have “unlimited powers.” The soviets became a powerless appendage of the government. The suppression of the demonstrations marked the end of dual power. The peaceful development of the revolution was seen as impossible.
There is nothing in the treaty of Brest to indicate any sort of alliance.
As far as relations with Germany are concerned there are far more reasons to see Ukrainian nationalists or Don Cossack government (both were fighting against Bolsheviks) as pro-German.
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