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Any question about why Stalin won the power struggle.
Lenin's death in 1924 left a newly revolted Russia shaken and leaderless, and his absence created a desperately coveted place
in the Party of unrivalled power and influence. As Leader of the Red Army, it seemed inevitable that Trotsky would assume the
position however, `grey blur' Stalin was ultimately victorious.…read more

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Politburo. The Triumvirate was therefore beneficial to all its members, but with particular emphasis on Stalin, who managed to
keep Trotsky from power whilst also maintaining his own position. Besides destroying his influence in the party, the
Triumvirate managed to destroy Trotsky's reputation by questioning his farleft ideology and his loyalty to Stalin, ensuing he
would ever be able to lead the party. Trotsky formed his own alliance ­ the Left Opposition ­ but it had been defeated by 1924.…read more

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