Leon trotsky was a communist theorist, prolific writer, leader in the 1917 russian revolution, the people's commissar for foreign affairs under lenin (1917-1918), and then head of the red army as the people's commissar of army and navy affairs (1918-1924. He eventually settled in mexico (1936), where he was assassinated in 1940, probably by soviet agentsin exile trotsky continued to write and speak out against stalin his best-known publications include my life (1930), the history of the russian revolution (3 vols, 1932-33), and the revolution betrayed (1937. The life and success of leon trotsky - for three centuries prior to the 1917 revolution, russians lived in a state of dissatisfaction and dissent under the autocratic rule of the romanov tzars.
In this astonishingly comprehensive book--robert service has trawled almost every archive on the planet that has any reference to trotsky--we get a clear picture of trotsky's political development, his part in the 1917 revolution, his differences with lenin, his break with stalin and, finally, the years of exile and agitation in which he. Leon trotsky was a russian politician, a marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the red army to know more about this man, biography, profile, childhood, life & timeline, read on. Trotsky (1879-1940) flashed like a comet across the political sky, sharing credit with lenin for winning the 1917 revolution but losing the battle to succeed him after his 1923 death. Trotsky organised the november revolution, 1917 lenin did not like trotsky, but trotsky was so important that he was forced to work with him trotsky became chairman of the military revolutionary committee - ie leader of the bolshevik red guards.
The last thirteen years of leon trotsky's life, documented in this fourth volume of tony cliff's biography, are among some of the hardest of the russian revolutionary's life the book starts with trotsky in internal exile, having been defeated by stalin's faction it ends with his murder in near. Leon trotsky, byname of lev davidovich bronshtein, (born november 7 [october 26, old style], 1879, yanovka, ukraine, russian empire—died august 21, 1940, coyoacán, mexico), communist theorist and agitator, a leader in russia's october revolution in 1917, and later commissar of foreign affairs and of war in the soviet union (1917-24. Trotsky, leon (lev davidovich bronstein) (1879-1940) a bolshevik revolutionary leader, foreign minister, and commissar of war after the 1917 revolution, who was ousted by stalin in 1927, exiled in 1929, and murdered in mexico in 1940 in 1938 he founded the fourth international in order to oppose stalin. Leon trotsky (/ ˈ t r ɒ t s k i / born lev davidovich bronstein 7 november [os 26 october] 1879 - 21 august 1940) was a russian revolutionary, marxist theorist, and soviet politician whose particular strain of marxist thought is known as trotskyism.
The russian revolution of 1917 deposed the czar and installed the bolsheviks in power after winning the civil war in russia, the bolsheviks established the soviet union in 1922 timelines of the russian revolution are often confusing because up until february 1918 russia used a different calendar. Synopsis: lev davidovich trotsky burst onto the world stage in november 1917 as co-leader of a marxist revolution seizing power in russia trotsky in new york, 1917 the life and death of leon trotsky is a biography of marxist revolutionary, soviet politician, and founding leader of the red army leon trotsky (1879-1940. The following article is the introduction to a forthcoming book by paul le blanc on the life of the russian revolutionary leon trotsky that will be published by reaktion books. Trotsky's pen names and pseudonyms - survey - leon trotsky used a lot of pseudonyms, pen names and alias all his life, for various reasons (political persecution first by czarist and later by stalinist repression organs, living under illegal or half-legal conditions, factual prohibition of publishing and so on.
Download now » few political figures of the twentieth century have aroused as much passion, controversy, and curiosity as leon trotsky his role in history—his epic rise and fall, his fiery persona, his violent end in mexico in august 1940—holds a fascination that transcends the history of the russian revolution. Outline the main features of trotsky's public life period 1917 to 1940 essay by chousta , high school, 12th grade , a , february 2007 download word file , 6 pages download word file , 6 pages 42 5 votes. Leon trotsky - world literature - is a resource for students who seek information beyond the simple biographical details of an author's life or a brief overview of the author's major works.
Trotsky's struggle against stalin and stalinism, the subject of this article, was a crucial part of his life's final decade born leon davidovich bronstein to a family of jewish farmers in ukraine in 1879, trotsky came of age among the revolutionary movements operating in the ultra-repressive atmosphere of the russian empire. Leon trotsky's life spanned the inspiring highs and tragic lows of the international socialist movement in the 20th century--a leader of the 1917 russian revolution that gave us our first and best. Trotsky's amends with lenin and the bolsheviks during 1917 trotsky's role in the july days and his continued disagreements with lenin trotsky and the mrc and seizure of power in october.
A) outline the main features in the public life of leon trotsky in the period you have studied and b) evaluate the role of leon trotsky in the bolshevik success in the period 1917 - 1924. Chronology of the life of leon trotsky (1879-1940) 1879 november 7 (october 25th, old style): born lev davidovich bronstein in the village of yanovka in the ukraine.
Marvelous insight into the man and his revolutionary context the book is detailed and in depth it is worth it i learned about the russian revolution and the post lenin struggle between trotsky and stalin in a way that gave me insight into contemporary russia. Trotskyism is the theory of marxism as advocated by leon trotskytrotsky identified himself as an orthodox marxist and bolshevik-leninist and supported founding a vanguard party of the proletariat, proletarian internationalism and a dictatorship of the proletariat based on working class self-emancipation and mass democracy. Communist leon trotsky helped ignite the russian revolution of 1917, and built the red army afterward he was exiled and later assassinated by soviet agents born lev davidovich bronshtein on. Helping lenin were leon trotsky, another former exile, and joseph stalin on october 24, 1917, lenin and his collaborators launched a successful, full-scale coup against the provisional government, which came to be known as the october revolution.