Leon Trotsky

Topics: Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Marxism Pages: 2 (522 words) Published: March 1, 2013
Maria Gonzalez
Mr. Wyse
Honors English 3A
8 May 2012
Leon Trotsky: The Exiled
Leon Trotsky was most acknowledged as Vladimir Lenin’s “assistant.” Trotsky was also known as Joseph Stalin’s archenemy. They disliked each other so much that when Stalin won over Trotsky, Stalin forced Trotsky into exiled. Trotsky was a great thinker, speaker, but not a great leader, since he let someone else lead him.

Lev Davidovich Bronstein, which later was changed to Leon Trotsky, was born in Yanokva, Ukraine (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), 1). His birth date is disputed between late October and early November in the year 1879 in both of the articles. Trotsky’s father was a “hard-working, thrifty, and well to do Jewish farmer.” (Leon Trotsky, 1). When Trotsky was nine years old, his parents let him stay in Odessa with his uncle to study. This was where he developed his “high” society manners At the beginning of the year 1897, Trotsky began to be involved in political parties (Leon Trotsky, 1). He was involved in the South Russia Workers Union and the Russian Social Labour Party. He was then later arrested for his political activities, put in prison, and then deported to Siberia in the year 1900 (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), 1).

With disagreements with Lenin, who Trotsky saw as his heir apparent, he joined the minority fraction of the Social Democrats and then played a crucial role in the communist power in that same year (Leon Trotsky {1879-1940}, 1). Trotsky built up the Red Army which came out victorious over the White Russians (Leon Trotsky, 1) When Lenin became ill in 1922, and then died two years later, Stalin gained control of the Soviet Union Just because Stalin disliked Trotsky and opposed his thoughts, Stalin eventually expelled him from Russia (Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), 1). Even though Trotsky couldn’t actually face Stalin and oppose him, he “used his writing to oppose Stalin, and to establish an alternative direction for communism… his followers became known as...

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