Tag: Trotsky

The Red Army’s Help to the Working Class

With the Bolsheviks coming to power in 1917, there was no guarantee that they would be able to keep and hold power. World War I was still on going and, possibly even more importantly, there was still significant opposition to the Bolsheviks within Russia itself. The Bolsheviks needed to find a way to show the […]

The Begging Table: The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

Russia’s embarrassing performance during the First World War led to massive resentment at home.  After the Bolsheviks seized and began to consolidate power in Russia, Lenin turned to ending the unpopular war. Peace negotiations took place in the city of Brest-Litovsk.  The fact that the Entente chose the city as the location for negotiations was a … Continue reading The Begging Table: The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk