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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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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 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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Why Did Stalin Rather Than Trotsky Emerge as Leader of the Ussr in 1929?

Why did Stalin rather than Trotsky emerge as leader of the USSR in 1929? A power struggle for control of the Bolshevik party began after Lenin’s death in 1924. Among the contenders for the role, two of the most powerful names in this struggle were Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin. Ultimately, Stalin was able to secure power and vote out Trotsky by being politically skilful and cunning however most importantly he was lucky. First of all, Stalin was lucky. Trotsky remained ill for most of the power...

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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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Why Stalin and Not Trotsky Was Able to Succeed Lenin

Why Stalin and not Trotsky was able to succeed Lenin The first reason why Stalin and not Trotsky was able to succeed Lenin was because Stalin had an important position of General Secretary. He used his position as secretary to put his supporters on the Central Committee of the party and dismissed Trotsky’s. This helped him establish control over the party and this lead to him building a powerbase in which he was in control. Having mostly his supporters in the party helped as there were few members...

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