- Power now belonged to the Soviets
- Mensheviks and the Centre-right believed the Bolsheviks had gained power illegally.
- They walked out of the Second Congress of Soviets
- Decree on land allowed peasants to seize private land and redistribute it
Decree on Peace proposed a withdrawal from WWI (Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Summary: Soviets were in power, however the Mensheviks believed that the Bolsheviks had gained power illegally. There was a decree on peace proposed a withdrawal from WWI called the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
"Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution. "