Power Struggle

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Stalin Inherent Strengths
Georgian - peasant upbringing -
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Stalin Successes
Support of higher party members - backed Lenin - Liaison officer of the politburo and orgburo - General secretary of party - control of party organisation and membership - head of peasants - peoples commissar of nationalities
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Who was Left
TROTSKY - ZINONIEV - KAMENEV
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Who was Centre
STALIN
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Who was Right
BUKHARIN - TOMSKY - RYKOV
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Trotsky Inherent weaknesses
Rich - urban - Arrogant - Intellectual - Jewish
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Trotsky Failures
Support of Young - Menshevik rejected Lenins beliefs -
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Trotsky Successes
Support of Red Army
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Splits between Left and Right
Right- Socialism in one country vs Left- Permanent revolution. NEP Right - discontinue Left- Continue The Future of Russia Right - Bonapartism Left - Bureaucratic degeneration
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Explain socialism in one country vs permanent revolution
Trotsky on the left wanted permanent revolution no socialist country could work alone - Stalin played it as Trotsky wanted to sacrifice Russia. Stalin on Right believed socialism in one country needed to modernize and industrialize seen as patriot
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Explain New economic plan split
Left wanted to discontinue and restrict and squeeze the peasants for more grain to pay for industrializatio. Stalin and right wanted to continue as selling grain abroad would make money for industrializatio and angry peasants could prevent revolution
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Explain the future of revolution
Left Trotsky wanted to get rid of Bureaucratic system (bureaucratic degeneration) (Stalin argues Trotsky would become Dictator) Stalin and right wanted Bonapartism
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Round 1 Explain and Effect
Stalin told Trotsky wrong date for funeral so looked as if Trotsky wasn't loyal
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Round 2 Explain and Effect
Stalin stopped Lenins Testament from being published so there was no clear successor
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Round 3 Explain and Effect
Trotsky attacked by Stalin and the Right triumvirate - Trotsky accused party of being too Bureaucratic but was defeated as party mainly Stalin supporters (In charge of membership)
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Round 4 Explain and Effect
Left destroys itself 1924 Left Zinoviev and Kamenev launch campaign against Trotsky questioning loyalty (Stalin acted as peacemaker allowing Left to destroy itself)
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Round 5 Explain and Effect
1925 Socialism in one country became view of right 1926 Zinoviev and Kamenev attacked Stalins views and in 1926 formed united opposition with Trotsky against NEP accused of factionalism (1921) 1927 expelled from party
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Round 6 Explain and Effect
The Right destroyed - Stalin turns against right (NEP) and adopts policies of the Left (anti NEP and rapid industrialization). Used factionalism and influence in party for right to be banned from party bodies.
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