« Last post by edubs31 on March 27, 2017, 10:42:37 AM »
It would certainly have been interesting to see what the future of Russia might have been had the Provisional Government held onto power...or had the Whites won the Civil War that followed.
It seems unlikely to me that the unrest could have been quelled so long as Russia remained in the war, and Kerensky and company we're dedicated to supporting the allied cause. Therefore it seems likely to me that legitimate leadership could never have been established unless a bloody revolution had placed them at the head of government...such as it did for Lenin and, ultimately, Stalin.
Given the constant state of confusion and identity crisis Russia has suffered from over the decades - be it as a Monarchy, a Communist state, a quasi-Democratic republic, or whatever the hell we consider it to be under Tsar Putin at present - I'm betting revolution and upheaval was, sadly, Russia's destiny...it was just a matter of when.