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22 March 2020


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Ah, so soon it's time to introduce Trotsky. One of the three men of the revolution, and legendary critic of Stalinism.

Too bad this story isn't going all the way to like, 1936 or 1953/54 with a reflection and summery of Stalin's Russia until his death. Though, a "History of Haiti" style episode to top the series out at the end would be cool.
I know you said you don't like the history of the 20th century, but as a person who loves it, it's fascinating just how important and yet forgotten Khrushchev is to the history of Russia.


Mike: not exactly true on Trotsky being the only eventual major Bolshevik who was truly involved in 1905. Down in Georgia, there was a guy who was busy raising his own Red Hundreds (funds were raised through protection rackets) to combat the Black Hundreds in a context of communal violence between the local Turkic Muslims and Armenian Christians.

It's really not hard to see why Stalin and Trotsky held each other in mutual contempt, given their backgrounds. At some level, the other guy epitomized everything they despised.


As many others, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the whole Revolutions series, and I have done my best to spread the word.


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