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  • Leon Trotsky

    The life and political career of Leon Trotsky has been a point of great contention amongst historians since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. While Trotsky’s impact is evident, historians have widely varying views on Trotsky and his legacy. Consequently, there is no one fixed image of Trotsky but rather a series of historical arguments that present him in both a positive and negative light. However if one were to attempt to make a holistic description of Trotsky, he could be described as an individual whose flaws rendered his strengths inconsequential. Trotsky was a dynamic revolutionary figure who was crucial in the Bolsheviks quest for power and the implementation of Marxist ideology in Russia. Historians write that Trotsky’s greatest attests to the Bolshevik party were his intellect and skills as a military leader. Trotsky was a military tactician whose organisational skills and willingness to use force allowed for the Bolsheviks to consolidate their power. This is evident through the efforts and initiatives exhibited by Trotsky in the Russian Civil War of 1917. Trotsky’s pragmatic approach towards the Red Army allowed for the…

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  • Russian Revolution Leon Trotsky

    Communism, Leon Trotsky was a Russian Marxist and Soviet politician that led the revolutionary win of the Bolshevik Party in October 1917. Leon Trotsky was the founder and leader of the Red Army, but his revolutionary activity began from a young age. Trotsky was known for being a prolific writer that informed people about his opinions on the aspects of the Russian Revolution and government through numerous journals and articles. Although a comrade and close companion of Vladimir Lenin, Trotsky…

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  • Leon Trotsky And Leon Trotswell's Animal Farm

    Leon Trotsky was another Marxist thinker who engage in a number of revolutionary insurrections and riots. His animal complement is Snowball, who, like Trotsky, perceive that a global series of rebellions was needed to achieve the revolution 's ultimate goals. Snowball 's proposal for the windmill mirrors Trotsky 's brilliant character and schemes about the best way to put Marx 's theories into practice. Trotsky was also the commander of Lenin 's Red Army, just as Snowball is the commander of the…

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  • Leon Trotsky: Leader Of The Bolshevik Revolution

    Leon Trotsky RESPONSIBILITIES/IDEOLOGIES/CONTRIBUTION Leon Trotsky’s responsibilities varied during his lifetime as he assumed many different positions in the different factions of the Revolution. Trotsky became a Social Democrat in 1903, resulting in his joining of the Mensheviks at the Second Part Congress. He would split with them not long after. In 1905 Trotsky become the chairman of the St Petersburg Soviet, which would later be raided resulting in exile. Trotsky would then return to Russia…

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  • The Representation Of Leon Trotsky In George Orwell's Animal Farm

    happening. As a result of civil unrest and continuous shortages of food, the Russian revolution began with an open revolt resulting in the Red Army, led by Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky,…

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  • Leon Trotsky Analysis

    Leon Trotsky’s exile from the Soviet Union meant he had to travel to numerous countries while trying to find asylum. He finally found asylum in Mexico. This is a picture depicting his arrival in Mexico with his wife Natalya Sedova. Frida Kahlo came to greet them upon their arrival and let them stay in the Casa Azul (Blue House). Trotsky was later assassinated in Mexico. This photograph depicts how famous Trotsky was at the time. This international fame led Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, prominent…

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  • Leon Trotsky, Their Morals And Ours

    “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.” Leon Trotsky, Their Morals and Ours. An ethical theory is a set of principles that dictates what is right and wrong. Although they stem from morals, they are quite different. Morals are personal and and ethical theory is usually a society based set of morals. It is important to have an ethical theory to base decisions off. Different social and activity groups follow ethical theories that make sense with their…

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  • An Analysis Of Leon Trotsk According To Dante Aligheri's Inferno '

    According to Dante Aligheri’s Inferno a person must do something good in life to go to heaven in death. Lev Davidovich Bronshtein, or as he is most often known as, Leon Trotsky deserves to go to one of the levels of hell. And based upon Aligheri’s criteria Trotsky belongs in circle nine, the bottom level of hell where traitors go and where Satan resides despite his divorce from Aleksandra Sokolovskaya for his lover Natalia Ivanova Sedova which would place him in circle two, the circle for the…

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  • Snowball Vs Stalin

    George Orwell, a boar named Snowball represents Russian revolutionist Leon Trotsky. Snowball and Leon Trotsky had similar roles of being leaders in their societies. Snowball was (co-leader) of Animal Farm, along with Napoleon, after Old Major died. “Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character” (Orwell 16). Snowball had become popular among to other animals because of his speaking ability, he was…

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  • Is Snowball A Hero

    improve the life for those around them. Leon Trotsky helped to initiate the Russian Revolution, and should be regarded as a hero; similarly, both Snowball from Animal Farm and the Ethiopian Derg lead the revolution of the lower classes and implemented communist ideas into their societies. Leon Trotsky continued the promotion of communism, trying to get rid of classes and make a place where all people…

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