The Restoration of Order
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As I warned the Emperor when he was considering whether or not to sign the manifesto, we could expect some stormy weather before reaching a safe harbor, and for some two months after October 17 the sailing was very rough indeed. As I have observed, the strike that had paralyzed the country was soon over, but seditious and revolutionary ferment continued. In Petersburg, despite the quick return of comparative calm, the soviet continued to command the support of the workers. In Moscow, where the troops were unreliable, there was trouble. The Caucasus was still aflame. Much the same can be said of Finland, the Kingdom of Poland, and many parts of the Baltic provinces. Disorder was prevalent in the southwestern provinces (Kiev, Volhynia, and Podolia) . Unrest among the peasantry was on the rise . In Siberia the region served by the railroad was out of hand, and the bulk of our million-man force that had been sent to Manchuria was still east of Lake Baikal.