• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Russia - Trotsky and Stalin.

Extracts from this document...


9.2.5 Russia. A I think that without Trotsky's contribution to the revolution it wouldn't of been a success I think this because Trotsky was put in charge of organising the revolution by Lenin and this might show that Lenin believed that Trotsky could do great things and this also means Lenin must of trust Trotsky as he picked him very carefully. I also think as this was a vital job Lenin must of thought that Trotsky was the best man for the job. Trotsky also had organised the Bolsheviks in Petrograd. He did this because it was the capital city and it was very important to take control of the strongest part first this showed Lenin that Trotsky was very clever. Before the revolution Trotsky trained Bolshevik agents to go into factories in Petrograd, Trotsky did this because he wanted to spread hatred against the provisional government and to tell them how to prepare for a revolution if it ever happened. He did this in factories because it was easy to spread hatred to people who were fed up and tired of slaving away and want an equal country. ...read more.


Whereas Trotsky believed that they should take over a few countries at once this was a very silly idea as they would not be able to pull it off as they were not quite big enough to do this and Lenin saw this. Stalin was a very hard worker from the beginning to the finish and he was a very healthy man around the time that Lenin died whereas Trotsky was a sick man and he also still had that glory supporter nametag. Stalin was a very sneaky person he knew what he needed to do and he did well and truly when Trotsky was very busy sorting out the revolution and being in the public eye stalin was doing the boring secretary jobs this also showed Lenin that Stalin was dedicated even to the boring jobs even though these jobs were boring and didn't seem powerful with all the jobs he did he gained quite a lot of power without anyone realising. Not only that but he worked very hard at getting political alliances and so when it came to Lenin's death surprisingly Stalin had a lot more supporters than Lenin so he was a stronger participant. ...read more.


this was called collectivisation the idea of it was to increase the amount of food grown the peasants didn't like this because they wanted to farm their own land but Stalin soon put the peasants in their place by using violence. He also did something called the five-year plans this consisted of the government setting big production targets. The workers worked very hare to achieve this and within ten years the Soviet Union had major industrial power. I think each one of these points are equally important because each one needs each other to help Stalin's power in the soviet union, because without the purges and show trials then the people who didn't support him could of made another group and taken over, without the secret police Stalin would not of been able to kill so many people, without propaganda and censorship they would have been photographs shown of Stalin being evil, radio and newspapers would tell the truth and people would think for themselves and without Stalin's economical polices the soviet union wouldn't have gained so much industrial power.i i Emma Perie 10k History coursework Mr Doyle Emma Perie History coursework Mr Doyle ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945 essays

  1. The causes of the show trials and purges of the 1930’s

    Stalin and many of his close followers.46 The trial was conducted in a whirlwind on publicity and media coverage, and it demonstrated to the citizens of the Soviet Union that the old Bolsheviks were not heroes, but instead dangerous traitors who are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

  2. Stalins Russia, 1924-53 revision guide

    * Defence expenditure rose from 17% in 1940 to 60% in 1943. Retail trade fell by over 60% during the war. * Evacuation of industry east of the Urals began on 24 June 1941. Altogether, 50,000 workshops and 2,500 large factories were moved.

  1. Causes of show trials + purges of 1930s.

    Do you agree with this statement? After the revolution of 1917 which saw the fall of tsarist and system of autocracy a Provisional government was set up was set up, consisting of members of the tsar's forma Duma or representative assembly.

  2. Lenin and the Bolshevik revolution.

    His loyalty to the soldiers' councils might easily have outweighed his loyalty to the party, had there been a conflict. Even the faithful Sverdlov, widely regarded as one of Lenin's most faithful disciples, had advocated early on in the revolution a policy of no confidence in the Provisional Government.

  1. History Coursework Sources Questions - Stalin and Trotsky

    This cartoon may have been seen by millions of Russian citizens, influencing them to support the other half of the party. So Stalin by releasing this was doing the exact opposite to trying to keep the party together - he was splitting it up.

  2. Stalin Vs. Trotsky.

    but his oratorical and practical gifts did win him broad popularity among the urban workers and soldiers in late 1917 and during the Civil War. having failed as foreign commissar to put into effect his dialectical but quixotic policy of "no war, no peace," he had become war commissar, and

  1. How Did Trotsky Contribute To

    Without Trotsky, success may not have come so easy as he was such a popular figure people were happy to enrol and the fact that he was such a good leader helped the Bolsheviks to win the battle once again.

  2. The enormous role that Trotsky played in the success of the Bolsheviks up until ...

    However the most threatening of these were the Mensheviks. Although both parties shared the same common goal, of a communist, or Marxist, state run essentially by the workers, their means of getting there were very different. Whilst the Bolsheviks wanted essentially a workers revolution, the Mensheviks welcomed anybody that shared their vision.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work