Could've the ussr been better under trotsky?




 
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April 8th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 

Topic: Could've the ussr been better under trotsky?


When lenin was in charge of the bolsheviks, he didn't seem to mind some free market reforms. But after the power struggle follwing his death, stalin really twisted the communist system into a totalarianist state that more or less remained so until its collapse. If trotsky was in charge, more likely he would've have demonstrated to the world that communism wasn't so bad and wasn't about tyranny. So many people wouldn't have died of famine, the nazis may not have been in power if htere was no conceived threat of communism, and the soviets would've been a much more motivated country without constant fear from above threatening them.
April 8th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Any of the Bolsheviks would've been better than Stalin. Hitler killed 20 million Russians, but Stalin more than doubled that.
April 8th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
Lennin was as bad a Stalin. He created the GULAG, the rusian concentration camps.
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April 8th, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Anything is better than Stalin's regime. Trotsky would have continued with some of Lenin's brutal methods and the whole ideology of establishing Communism is pretty brutal to begin with. But Stalin was paranoid and had a strong tendency to murder and purge when he had any doubts about ... anyone. How could you do worse?
April 11th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
I think noone could say. Stalin was for sure one of the worst men ever existed . Lenin for his part was a very bad guy and like Stauro said he created the Gulags etc. Trotsky was a semi-paranoid too. At least Stalin stopped trying to export communism to Europe for a while.
April 11th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Anything is better than Stalin's regime. Trotsky would have continued with some of Lenin's brutal methods and the whole ideology of establishing Communism is pretty brutal to begin with. But Stalin was paranoid and had a strong tendency to murder and purge when he had any doubts about ... anyone. How could you do worse?
In Spain we have a proverb that says: " It is better a bad man known rather than a good one unknown."
April 11th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
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Originally Posted by staurofilakes
Lennin was as bad a Stalin. He created the GULAG, the rusian concentration camps.
The one of the many reasons why Lenin created GULAG is to supress Political Opponents and to silence anyone still loyal to the Czar. The threat against Lenin's Leadership was real. Stalin's reasons to eliminate and dismantle the Soviet Beaurucracy were paranoid, so therefore it is positive that Stalin was surely more ruthless than Lenin. Thus, Stalin's schemes were done on a larger scale.