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    Leon Trotsky

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    Leon Trotsky Julius Martov, letter to Pavel Axelrod on Leon Trotsky (2nd March, 1903) Lenin has proposed to us that we admit Trotsky, whom you know, to the board of editors, with full rights. His literary work shows undeniable talent, he is quite "ours" in thought, he has wholly identified himself with the interests of Iskra, and here, abroad, he wields considerable influence, thanks to his exceptional eloquence. He speaks magnificently; he could not do better. Anatole Lunarcharsky

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    Leon Trotsky According to “Goodreads.com” Leon Trotsky quoted, “Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.” The meaning of this quote is that life is hard, people and frustration will bring you down in all shapes or forms, until you get an idea that’s greater than all of the other thoughts you have and rise

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    This statement is extremely accurate in relation to Leon Trotsky. Trotsky, as recognized by Lenin in his last will and testament, was the most talented man in the committee to take the highest office, and yet in hindsight historians ‘cannot conceive how he would be in a position to do so’ (Pipes) . Despite Trotsky possessing talent and ability to lead as demonstrated in his career as Commissar of War where he won the Order of the Red Flag , his political position limited his influence in the power

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    “Being a leader often requires more than talent and ability” is clearly demonstrated by the life of Leon Trotsky; although his supreme talent and ability allowed him to rise to prominence, the traits he possessed were insufficient alone to carry him into the highest office in the land. Trotsky’s characteristic organizational, oratorical and literary skills were undermined by his lack of understanding of the counter-revolution (led by Stalin) and his inexperience as a political leader. Ultimately

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    The Life of Leon Trotsky

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    The Life of Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky is well recognised as one of the greatest Marxists that ever lived. After being arrested, sentenced to exile twice and supporting the Mensheviks, Trotsky was deported to New York Citywhere he was to be a peaceful, productive member of society. Following the removal of the Tsar during the Russian Revolution, Trotsky returned to Russia in May 1917. In August 1917, Trotsky joined the Central Committee of the Bolshevik party whose leader was none other

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    grapevine, Lenin learned of Trotsky, and in recognition of his literary talents, he sent a message that Trotsky should report immediately to Iskra headquarters in Europe. By way of Zurich and Paris, in October 1902, young Trotsky arrived on the doorstep of Lenin’s apartment. In the Early morning, with Lenin still in bed. Nadezhda Krupskaya opened the door and warmly greeted the young man. “The ‘pen’ has arrived,” she announced to Lenin. Lenin, a good listener and Trotsky, with much to say were a good

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    Leon Trotsky effectively and concisely summarized his life’s work in one sentence: “Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and forever” (“Leon Trotsky Biography”). Trotsky spent much of his life fighting to make his beliefs a reality and gaining many followers along the way. The “fire” that ignited in his mind continued to burn throughout his life as evidenced by the various organizations in existence that stemmed from his beliefs. Leon Trotsky was an activist who stood for communism

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    historians agree that throughout his political career Trotsky displayed various talents and abilities. However, these skills alone were not enough to enable him to become the supreme leader of the USSR. In the context of the workings of the Bolshevik party to rise to the highest office of the politburo required certain traits and qualities as well as an ability to utilise the party machine and exploit its members-talents, traits and qualities Trotsky clearly lacked. For these reasons the statement is

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    and had complete control of Russia, the two rivals who wanted to lead the communist party were Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin. Paragraph 1 Stalin became leader because he saw the working class as “one of the people”. Giving them a sense that they are important and have a say in how their country is run. As general secretary of the party, he gave his supporters powerful jobs and kicked Trotsky supporters out of the party. Lenin wanted a strong person at the centre of the Party apparatus

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    Leon Trotsky Personality

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    Leon Trotsky is arguably one of the most significant historical figures of the 20th century in Russia, and in turn the greater world. An intellectual, professional revolutionary and a leader of the Bolshevik Party, Trotsky was a huge contributor to the formation of the Red Army and the subsequent Bolshevik consolidation of power following the end of the Civil War. An incredible revolutionary and military mastermind, he was pivotal in the establishing of the Soviet Union, a regime which stood for

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