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Leon Trotsky

the impact that Leon Trotsky had on national and international history. Lev Davidovich Bronstein was a major political figure in the turn of the twentieth century for the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialists Republics) aka Russia. Bronstein’s impact was greater with national history than international history. He was born on November 7, 1879, Ukraine (Yanovka) and later changed his name to Leon Trotsky, the name of his prison guard at Odessa prison whilst in exile in Siberia. Trotsky was introduced...

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Leon Trotsky

Trotsky was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein on November 7, 1879, in what is today known as Ukraine. He was the fifth child of a wealthy farmer, David Leontyevich Bronstein, and Anna Bronstein. The family was ethnically Jewish but not religious. At the age of nine, Trotsky was sent to Odessa to attend school, and as Deutscher points out in his biography, ‘Odessa was then a bustling cosmopolitan port city, very unlike the typical Russian city of the time. This environment contributed to the development...

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Leon Trotsky and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

to power, Trotsky became the People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs and published the secret treaties previously signed by the Triple Entente that detailed plans for post-war reallocation of colonies and redrawing state borders. White Army propaganda poster depicting Trotsky as Satan, and portraying a xenophobic depiction of the Bolsheviks' Asian supporters as mass murderers. The caption reads, "Peace and Liberty in Sovdepiya". Bolshevik propaganda portrait from 1918 depicting Trotsky as a modern-day...

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Evaluate the role of Leon Trotsky in Bolshevik success in the period 1917-1924.

Leon Trotsky played a very significant role in the Bolshevik success in the period 1917-1924. According to A.J Koutsoukis , 'his contributions in the years 1917 to 1924 had been second, if not equal to that of Lenin himself. Trotsky played a significant role in establishing Bolshevik control in Russia. He was also very instrumental and one of the reasons for the Red Army winning the civil war. Trotsky was regarded by his supporters as the saviour for his country for his efforts in organising the...

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'Everyone Is a Product of Their Times'. How Accurate Is This Statement in Regards to Leon Trotsky?

their circumstance, yet, consequential individuals can shape events within their times. Leon Trotsky, key member of the Russian Bolshevik party in the early 20th century, exemplifies this statement. Born into a period of turbulent change socially and politically, due to the Russian industrial revolution, Trotsky was shaped by his context and events in early life. However, it is to a greater extent that Trotsky was a significant player and shaper of events within his times, being the November revolution...

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Trotsky & Stalin

Essay – Power Struggle Between Stalin and Trotsky In 1921, Lenin’s health was delicate and fragile; he started suffering a series of strokes that in 1924 finally ended his life. In 1922 he “retired” from any business that had to do with the government. During this time he became more aware of the party’s weaknesses, and started to be conscious about the threat that Stalin supposed for not only the Bolsheviks, but for Russia’s future. Lenin wrote his “Letter to the Party Congress” in 1922, and...

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Trotsky - Tragic Hero Debate

historians, evaluate Trotsky’s role in the Soviet Union in the period 1896-1940. The name “Leon Trotsky” still causes great debate; amongst sympathisers and condemners alike. However, his significant role in the establishment of the Bolshevik Communist Government and effective theoretical practices cannot be denied. According to Ronald Aaronson, both a critical and sympathetic interpreter of Trotsky, his influence meant that he “called upon the very force that destroyed him”, and that his strengths...

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Leon Trotsky

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...

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Why Did Stalin Come to Power and Not Trotsky

History Essay: Why Stalin Not Trotsky Stalin’s race to become the all mighty ruler fully started after Lenin died of a stroke on the 21st of January 1924. With Lenin gone, Stalin started to eliminate the other members of the Communist Party: Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Rykov, Tomsky and Bukharin. He very cleverly switched between the left wing and the right wing, by making alliances with one wing the suddenly breaking with them, only to join the other wing, going against everything that they had...

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Personality Study: Trotsky

Trotsky, being the Commissar Minister for War and the second most powerful man in Russia during the reign of Lenin, was sent to exile, and assassinated by an ice pick. His life was filled with honor, pride and most importantly, confidence. His gifted talent of public speak had an overwhelming effect on the people. He believed his theory of “Permanent Revolution” was the perfect structure of revolution suitable for Russia, it was suppose to bring hope and power to the Soviet Union, the communism...

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