Question by Mr X: How did Stalin become Supreme Leader of the Soviet Union and not Trotsky?
Stalin drank, he was a peasant, he had poor charisma, he suffered from extreme paranoia. Even Lenin himself before he died cautioned the Bolsheviks against Stalin.
Trotsky on the other hand was a military leader, he was educated, he had charm, he was confidant and knew how to give a speech, he was well accustomed with political affairs
How did Stalin get power over Trotsky?
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Answer by Tony
Stalin attained a seat of power where he could appoint certain people to certain seats of the government, people who believed or agreed with Stalin’s view for Russia. This way, by the time that Lenin died, a lot of the government officials were in favor of Stalin.
Answer by Daniel
Because of vlad lenin
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