- stalin tricked trotsky into not attending lenin's funeral, where stalin made a speech praising lenin - leading communists didn't make lenin's testament public, which was a big relief for stalin - in 1924, the left wing of the party joined forces with stalin to defeat trotsky. Most people would probably say that lenin was the more important, and to some extent trotsky's own writings (in his diary in exile) support this view: had i not been present in 1917 in petersburg, the october revolution would still have taken place -- on the condition that lenin was present and in command. From her direct knowledge of the discussions of lenin and stalin on the subject of trotsky, maria ulyanova is able to aver that lenin stood in close political proximity to stalin despite the difference between the two on the caucasian question. 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.
Why stalin was able to win the power struggle with trotsky the bolsheviks, the ruling party of the soviet union, was lead by the lenin when lenin died in january of 1924, he left behind no clear successor, and vague indications of his intended plans for the bolshevik party. The impact of lenin on russia and the russian people vladimir ilyich ulyanov (aka lenin) was born in 1870, into a middle class family in the year 1887 when lenin was 17 his elder brother alexandra was executed for conspiring to assassinate the tsar. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 in 1922, when vladimir lenin became incapacitated, there was a clear need of a successor for the soviet union as he was slowly dying, a power struggle emerged between leon trotsky, and joseph stalin. The importance of trotsky, lenin and stalin to the communist dictatorship in russia - trotsky, lenin and stalin were all important in bringing the communist dictatorship in russia from 1917 - 1939.
In 1924, lenin died, and joseph stalin emerged as leader of the ussr against stalin's stated policies, trotsky called for a continuing world revolution that would inevitably result in the. From the turn of the century, the chiefs of the bolsheviki were nicolai lenin, leon trotsky, and later joseph stalin of course, those were not their true family names prior to the outbreak of the war, lenin headquartered in paris. Lenin and yakov sverdlov tried to make trotsky and stalin reconcile, but their meeting proved unsuccessful 1919 [ edit ] throughout late 1918 and early 1919, there were a number of attacks on trotsky's leadership of the red army, including veiled accusations in newspaper articles inspired by stalin and a direct attack by the military. Joseph stalin was the general secretary of the communist party of the soviet union's central committee from 1922 until his death in 1953 in the years following the death of vladimir lenin in 1924, stalin rose to become the leader of the soviet union.
Lenin wasn't a great speaker, and was a quiet man, he was more a man of ideas and action, but trotsky was the great orator the new provisional government very soon began to break their promises. Lenin was more important by far lenin was the founder and leader of the bolshevik party, which eventually took over the country and set up the new socialist government. Lenin was a clear-cut marxist revolutionary, stalin was more of an empire-builder to a degree, trotsky's narrative of napoleon taking over after robespierre describes the change.
As the secretary of the party, stalin could affect who got important party jobs while trotsky had been away fighting in the civil war, stalin had been in petrograd being very friendly to all the people that mattered, including lenin. Trotsky, lenin and stalin were all important in bringing the communist dictatorship in russia from 1917 - 1939 all three of them wouldn't be able to make progresses without each other the basement or a trigger to communism in russia was lenin as he was the organizer. Trotsky, stalin's rival for power, who was recovering from illness near the black sea, missed the funeral - having been told the wrong date by the scheming stalin the cult of lenin lenin's brain was removed and kept in formaldehyde for two years before being sliced into 30,963 wafer-thin slices to be studied and examined in minute detail.
Despite the fact that lenin in his last testament seemed to favor trotsky over stalin and even had proposed removing stalin from power, trotsky proved no match for stalin the plethora of positions that stalin had attained, some important and some not so important but all with patronage, strengthened his position and undermined the power of his. The first reason why stalin and not trotsky was able to succeed lenin was because stalin had an important position of general secretary he used his position as secretary to put his supporters on the central committee of the party and dismissed trotsky's. Since 1917, at least, trotsky had supported lenin on the main issues and seemed to have more of his candor and flexibility than stalin however, as lenin sickened and died, the mutual antagonism between trotsky and stalin, who had never been compatible, deepened into a life-and-death struggle.