Why did Stalin exile Trotsky?


Why did Stalin exile Trotsky?

The October Revolution:

In October of 1917, the Russians revolted against the rule of the Tsar and descended into civil war. The communists were able to consolidate power under Vladamir Lenin and created a one-party rule of the Soviet Union.

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Stalin exiled and assassinated Trotsky because he was his rival for power in the Soviet Union.

Stalin and Trotsky were both members of the Politburo,...

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Learn about Stalin’s USSR. Explore Stalin’s rise to power, how long Stalin was in power, Joseph Stalin’s political party, and Joseph Stalin’s accomplishments.

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