The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, 1918.

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How did Lenin want to end the war with Germany?
He wanted an immediate peace.
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How did Trotsky want to end the war with Germany?
He wanted the peace delayed.
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Why did Trotsky want the peace delayed?
In the hope that Germany would collapse on the western front and a revolution would spark in Germany.
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What was Trotsky's war slogan?
"Neither peace, nor war".
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What was Trotsky's war slogan intended to do?
To confuse and infuriate the German delegation at Brest-Litovsk.
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Where was the town of Brest-Litovsk?
Poland.
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What did Trotsky do when the German delegation spoke at the peace talk?
Yawned and started private conversations with Bolshevik colleagues.
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Who complained of Trotsky's actions?
The German chief negotiator, Field-Marshal Hindenburg.
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What did Hindenburg state about Trotsky and Lenin?
"Lenin and Trotsky behaved more like victors than vanquished".
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Why did Lenin and Trotsky act in such a way?
They cared more about spreading the proletariat communist revolution than Russia.
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Why did Lenin want to end the war immediately?
He took a realistic stance of how Russia could not win so it was best to make peace.
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What terms were imposed on Russia?
Lost a 1/3 of its land in Europe with 45 million people in them. Russia was also to pay 3 billion roubles in reparations.
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Who condemned the signing of the treaty?
Left SRs who wanted to drive the Germans out of Russia with military force.
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