History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?

History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
History: Leon Trotsky - Practical revolutionary or naive idealist?
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This is an historical personality study of Leon Trotsky, a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. He was brutally murdered at the hands of Josef Stalin. The question is, was Trotsky a gifted and practical revolutionary or simply a naive idealist?

The study guide contains:
• notes
• review questions
• possible assessment questions
• research task
• readings
• timeline
• bibliography
• visual sources

Areas of study include:
1. Historical context
a) Politics in pre-revolutionary Russia
b) The 1917 Revolution
c) Establishment of the Bolshevik/Communist state
d) Power struggle with Stalin
e) Review Questions

2. Background
a) Family background and education
b) Development of political ideals
c) Review Questions

3. Rise to prominence
a) Emerging political role 1905–1917
b) Role in 1917 revolution
c) Review Questions

4. Significance and evaluation
a) Role as Commissar for Foreign Affairs
b) Role as Commissar for War
c) Power struggle following the death of Lenin
d) Expulsion from the Communist Party
e) Life and activities in exile
f) Evaluation: for example practical revolutionary or naïve idealist?
g) Review Questions

35 pages
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35 pages
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