The contenders for Power after Lenin's death

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  • Created by: Lottie
  • Created on: 17-04-12 16:53


  • 'the grey blur'
  • minor role in the oct revolution & russian civil war
  • due to his peasanat upbringing he understood views of ordinary Russians
  • loyal to Lenin
  • Lenin criticised Stalin in his testament but it was supressed


  • most heroic of contentenders
  • planned  & led the oct rev
  • commanded red army during civil war
  • gifted…


Ryan Martin

You have not included Stalin's role in the Orgburo, Politburo and as General Secretary and Commisaire of Nationalities. His power base within the party is probably more important than the factors you have covered. 

Also ideological differences between Trotsky and Stalin. 

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