How would the world differ, had Trotsky replaced Lenin instead of Stalin?Watch
My question is simple, how would Trotsky's USSR have differed?
As someone who took a keen interest in Trotsky, I think even if he eliminated the potential threats to him, by believing in worldwide revolution, his continual interest in foreign affairs would have isolated the USSR further, I think he would have been removed by some form of White rebellion and their leader installed. Although militarily they would have been supreme under Trotsky I don't think he was respected enough or politically astute enough to last long in charge.
Trotsky was incredibly intelligent, but also aloof and alienated people. I could easily see Trotsky being a victim of a palace coup had he taken over. I doubt he would have led the USSR to glory.
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