How did stalin become a dictator in the 1920s

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  • How Stalin became dictator
    • Lenin's funeral
      • 1924- Stalin tell Trotsky the wrong date
        • in order to make Trotsky look bad
      • Lenin's Testament
        • Stalin covered up Lenin's Testament which stated Trotsky would be a better leader.
          • in order to make Trotsky look bad
    • Lenin's Testament
      • Stalin covered up Lenin's Testament which stated Trotsky would be a better leader.
      • Background of stalin
        • part in the 1917 revolution was minor
        • he became a follower of Lenin later
        • he was given dull un important jobs
          • gained key skills
      • background of Trotsky
        • Lenin's right hand man
        • during the revolution he was named chair man of Petrograd soviet
        • he got Russia out of the war which led to Treaty of Brest- Litovsk
        • leader of red army in civil war
      • claims to power
        • Stalin
          • general secretary 1922
            • gained popularity
          • allied with leftists Zinoviev and Kamenev to cover the will+Trotsky dismissed in 1925
            • then advocated for socialism in one country= rightists Bukharin, rykov and Tomsky to get Leftists dismissed 1927
              • Finally argued NEP was un-communist to get rightists dismissed 1929
                • he had control over the politburo and kicked Trotsky out in 1929
        • Trotsky
          • he was the leader of the red army in the October revolution and held important roles like the commissar for defence and foreign affairs
          • wanted a world revolution
            • this idea was very un popular
      • communist rule in the 1920s
        • STALIN WAS DICTATOR BY 1928

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