Question by The Gladiator: What if Trotsky came into power, instead of Stalin? What would be different?
Under Trotsky you wouldn’t have had the paranoid purges you had under Stalin. So there’d be about 10 million less dead people. Im not certain about how much else would have been different.
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Answer by stark z
You would have paranoid purges, it comes with the territory. The extent probably would have been different though. You never saw that episode of the Twilight Zone?
Answer by Dylan
I’m pretty sure that the Russians would have had a more adequate leader for World War 2.
Stalin’s purge of his own officers, as well as the purge of the army, and his trust in Hitler left Russia open to attack and in the end resulted in millions dead.
I wouldn’t think Trotsky would have been so naive when handling Nazis.
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