Lenin's take-over of Russia was showed by his leadership of the Bolshevik party. Under huge suppression during the year
of 1917, Lenin led the Bolsheviks to power through the October revolution.
Following the February Revolution in 1917, when Tsar Nicholas II attepted to get rid of the Duma and a provisional governemt
took order, Lenin led a huge opposition to the provisional government. Lenin was in Sweden during that time, but was helped
by Germans back into Russia. The Germans hoped Lenin's revolution would weaken Russia's war efforts. Lenin's strong opposition
to the provisional government found support from those whom no one expected. The Bolsheviks used propaganda posters promising
an equal opportunity land caused some radical Mensheviks and Petrogad leader Josef Stalin to support Lenin's views.
The true Bolshevik revolution occured in October of 1917. This was the first Communist revolution of the 20th century.
The revolution was led by Lenin and Trotsky, even though both were in hiding. They led forces into the capital of Russia at
the time, Petrogad. The current government was ineffective, and so was their defense. The Bolsheviks put a huge attack on
the Winter Palace and took it over. Ratification of the revolution came when, by majority, the new Soviet government was formed.