Lenin and Trotsky
Updated: 2/14/2020
Lenin and Trotsky
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  • Vladimir Lenin helped overthrow the Russian Tsar Nicholas II in 1917 and he founded the Soviet Union.
  • Listen, Bolsheviks! Let us guide the revolution!
  • Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky headed the revolutionary socialist party, The Bolsheviks.
  • Tsar Nicholas II is a tyrant. He failed to avert revolution.
  • And we promise land reform and an end to food shortages.
  • Lenin continues to spread communism. Lenin creates a classless society and allowedfreedom.
  • I promise of "Peace, Land, and Bread."
  • I hope to conquer this world with communism.
  • This uprising overthrew the government. 
  • In November 1917, the bolsheviks led soldiers, sailors, and factory workers in an uprising.
  • The Czar and his family were killed.
  • A sign between Russia and the Germans.
  • NEP economic reforms aimed to take a step back from central planning and allow the economy to become more independent.
  • Russia's end in WWI was a result of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty.
  • Economic Reforms included the New Economic Plan.
  • Political Reforms led to Russia becoming the United Soviet Socialist Republics.
  • Communism.
  • Communism.
  • The Bolsheviks ultimately became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • Communism.
  • Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, ending the reign of Russia's first communist leader. 
  • A new soviet leader, Stalin, ruled through terror and brutality.
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