Leon Trotsky's Contribution To The Bolshevik Revolution

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Embedded in Russia’s fecund history was The Bolshevik revolution which unraveled between 1917 and 1928. The revolution bore a plethora of social and political changes, which lead to the emergence of the Soviet Union. An individual of immense Significance during this period of social and governmental turbulence was Leon Trotsky whose ideologies and leadership were pivotal factors in the successful fortification of communism in Soviet Russia during 1917 to 1928. I will be keenly and succinctly assessing the contribution of Leon Trotsky to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and arrive at a measured conclusion whether his contributions were significant or extraneous. Leon Trotsky was a man of vast erudition and possessed keen leadership and organizational skills which greatly aided the accession of the Soviet Union. His contributions to the 1917 Bolshevik revolution can be conspicuously seen in his role in foreign affairs, the recruiting, outfitting and disciplining the Bolshevik Red Guard and his belligerence in the Russia’s civil wars, in which he achieved communist victory. It was a tumultuous time in Russia before the dawn of 1917. Citizens had grown weary of the aristocracy of Czar Nicholas II. During this period the Russian government was fraught with corruption, and the economy was regressive. However, despite the tempestuous climate of Russia due to Czar Nicholas II rule, the most immediate cause of the revolution can be traced to Russia’s ruinous involvement in World War I
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