Plan for Question: To what extent is it true to say that the Provisional Government faced an impossible task?
Threat of Political Opposition
- Soviets had more power than any other ‘body’; this was because they were looked upon as the legitimate authority in the land. - They shared a dual authority with the Soviets. The All-Russia Soviet claimed the right to issue laws. From Feb to Oct 1917, major areas of policy to be agreed upon by both. The Petrograd Soviet was the closest and also the strongest force threatening the authority of the PG as the 2 groups met in different ends of the same building, the Tauride Palace. - The Prov. Gov. was not a de...