After the Bolshevik takeover of power, Lenin still carried out the elections of for the Constituent Assembly in November 1917. The Bolsheviks were not pleased however as the only won 23% of the vote with the Social Revolutionists achieving the majority of the vote. This highlighted that the Bolshevik’s did not represent the people as they had previously claimed. Lenin however decided to keep total power and order the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly at gun point. The dissolution of the Constituent Assembly marked the end of democracy and ignited the horrific Civil War.
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