How would the world differ, had Trotsky replaced Lenin instead of Stalin?

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That Bearded Man
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After the death of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in 1924, (shot by an Irishwoman I believe) the USSR looked set to appoint Trotsky, a less pragmatic, less popular believer in Leninism. As the successful leader of the Red Army, having defeated the Whites in the Russian Civil War, he was undermined by Zinoviev and Kamenev who worked with Stalin to paint him as a traitor. It was the "Grey Blur" who orated for Lenin's funeral, it was the Stalin's "Socialism in One Country" that defeated, through politics, "Global Revolution."

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.
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Trotsky was far better than Stalin. I wish he had become the leader of USSR.
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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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(Original post by Aj12)
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.
His attitude of world revolution probably would have meant greater western support against Trotsky. He would however have strengthened their army. Wouldn't be too surprised if it meant no USSR as the revolt was probably anti-Bolshevik rather than anti-Trotsky.

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Very little difference between them really. Both murderous Jewish communists would have massacred millions of ethnic Slavs and Christians.
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Very little difference between them really. Both murderous Jewish communists would have massacred millions of ethnic Slavs and Christians.
Stalin was not a jew.

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Stalin was not a jew.

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Everyone you don't like is a Jew when you are an anti-semite.
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Stalin was not a jew.

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No, he wasn't. Lenin was though.
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