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The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908–1923


by Sean McMeekin

Proclamation by the Military Revolutionary Committee of the fall of the Provisional Government of Russia, issued the night of November 7 (October 25, Old Style), 1917. From the 1967 Signet edition of Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed.
English Text:
To the Citizens of Russia!
The Provisional Government is deposed. The State Power has passed into the hands of the organ of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, the Military Revolutionary Committee, which stands at the head of the Petrograd proletariat and garrison.
The cause for which the people were fighting: immediate proposal of a democratic peace, abolition of landlord property-rights over the land, labor control over production, creation of a Soviet Government—that cause is securely achieved.
Long live the revolution of workmen, soldiers and peasants!
Military Revolutionary Committee
Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies.

Proclamation by the Military Revolutionary Committee of the fall of the Provisional Government of Russia, issued the night of November 7 (October 25, Old Style), 1917. From the 1967 Signet edition of Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed.

The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908–1923

Publisher: Penguin Books, 2015

Copyright: 2015 by Sean McMeekin