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Trotsky, Leon

Thatcher, Ian (2014) Trotsky, Leon. 4 pp, DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.10114 [Internet publication]

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URL: http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/Leon_Trotsky

DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.10114


Leon Trotsky's communist leadership was partially responsible for bringing about the October Revolution of 1917, after which Russia exited the First World War. Starting as an activist, he became People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs and People’s Commissar for War in the first Soviet government. Trotsky's commitment to international revolution clashed with Joseph Stalin’s theory of socialism for his country. He used his journalistic experiences on the front to inform his eventual leadership of the Red Army.

Item Type:Internet publication
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:30429
Deposited By: Professor Ian Thatcher
Deposited On:17 Oct 2014 14:29
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:16

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