Leon Trotsky - Communism's True Believer

Leon Trotsky - Communism's True Believer

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This video is made possible by brilliant. You're gonna learn more about brilliant, later in today's video but if you'd like to learn more about them right now got a brilliant a talk /pi graphics, you'll also find a link in the description below. Leon. Trotsky was a man of thought and action his dream of a utopian, society built. On Marxism, it crumbled, around him yet he never gave up on his ideals when he was sidelined by, the power-hungry Josef Stalin he wielded, his pen to expose, the despot to the world knowing, full well that in doing so he, was signing his own death warrant in today's by graphics we discover the man who, was Leon. Trotsky. The. Man who is known to history as Leon Trotsky, was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein. On November, the 7th 1879. His parents, David and Anna were farmers in the Ukrainian village of Yankovic, David had built himself up from nothing to become one of the most successful farmers. In the entire region Lev was the fifth child born to the Bronstein's, during his first eight years he was kept on the farm and instructed, by his parents the language they spoke was a mixture of Russian, and Ukrainian then at the age of eight he was sent to a private Ukrainian, Jewish school in Odessa, in Ukraine Lev struggled during his first year at school as he was not familiar with the vernacular, of Jewish, Yiddish that was spoken in time, though he improved and he proved himself to be a very capable students, he quickly learned to speak Russian and he fell in love with Russian literature after two years at the private school Lev was transferred, to a state-run. Russian. School as in Paul's high school he excelled to be one of the top students however he proved to be an independent, thinker which sometimes. Led, to run-ins with his teachers his reading of such intellectual giants like Leo Tolstoy gave, him the knowledge to challenge, things that the other students accepted, about the order of society which caused, frustration for, his long-suffering, instructors. Graduating. From school at the age of 17 Lev moved to the Ukrainian, port town of Nikolaev close to the Black Sea he lived with two relatives, swarley decided, what he wanted to do with his life nikolai, of at that time was a center, of revolutionary.

Descent And the teenage life soon began to mingle with the radical, crowd. Within. A few months of arriving in nikolayeva lev met a young woman by the name of alexandra. Sokolovskaya, she was six years older than Levin's well versed in revolutionary, leftist, politics Lev later recalled that he was attracted to Alexandra, because she was the only person who was able to defeat, him in a debate the subject at issue was Marxism, and whether it would be the best thing for Russian society Lev argued against it was every, arguments, that he made was deftly, destroyed, by the wit and the wisdom of Alexandra, love he found himself falling in love with her but hardly before the relationship could get established he was thrown in jail the cause of his imprisonment in January, of 1898, was his involvement in a demonstration, of striking, union, members over the next two years he was irregularly, thrown in jail for short. Spells as a result, of his involvement in public demonstrations. In 1911. Alexandra. They were married shortly after the wedding Alexandra, was banished, to Siberia, for four years as a result of her own radical, activities. A new husband though he, went right along with that they ended up in the Siberian village of oast caught over the next two years they eat out a living in this cold and harsh terrain the couple also had two children girls, named, Sanada, and Nina after, two years of this exile, Lev had already had enough he, was ready to make his escape by now his wife had fully converted, him to Marxism, communism. And he was determined to get out of this purgatory and become active in the revolutionary, cause it was a resolve that Alexandra, would remain, in Siberia, with the two young children. Let. Travel to the Irkutsk, region of, Siberia there, it got ahold of a stolen Passport, it was then that he assumed his new name scribbling, it's on the pages of the fake passport, Leon, Trotsky, he made his way to London eager to learn at the feet of the founder of Russian Marxism, Vladimir, Lenin the two men developed an immediate bonds Lenin took Trotsky, on as his apprentice setting, him to work as a writer for his communist, newspaper Iskra, within a couple of months of his arrival, Lenin sent him out on a fundraising, and publicity tour of Europe to promote the newspaper as well as the Communist cause on, the Paris leg of the tour he met a young woman by the name of Natalya Sedova despite, still being married to Alexandra. He and Natalya soon became man and wife she, returned, with him to London and they set up house there no long after his return from Europe Trotsky, attended, the second Congress of the Democratic, Workers Party in London the main topic of discussion, was the recent, split in the Russian Communist Party between the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks were the more moderate, of the two factions, who envisions, a gradual, transition to communism, the Bolsheviks, however they were far more radical they, intended to dismantle, the current system immediately and replace, it with full-on.

Communism. They were fully prepared to stage violent, uprising, in order to achieve, their means the, names of these factions, they tell us about their levels of support the, Menshevik, means men, of the minority, while Bolsheviks, translates, to men of the majority nothing, was in favor of the Bolsheviks, at the Congress meeting he explained, the Bolsheviks needed to create a centralized, power structure, from which they could control and direct the common people this idea it was very troubling, to Trotsky, who saw it as a replacement of the type of capitalist, control, of the masses that they were trying to get rid of for many years after that he continued. To try and bridge the divide between the Bolsheviks, and the, Mensheviks. In. 1905. Russia suffered a humiliating defeat, against, the Japanese in the Battle of Tsushima they'd, left the Russian economy in ruins, and led to mass demonstrations. On January the 22nd, 1905, the peaceful demonstration, gathered outside of Tsar Nicholas Winter. Palace Nicholas reacted, by sending, in the cavalry the demonstrators, were routed with hundreds. Being killed in the street the people they were outraged, in the Bolshevik ranks however celebrations, began to occur they saw this as the spark that would bring, on the great Communist revolution, over, the following months protests, grew larger, morphing into the general, strike of October, 1905. Over, that period of time the Bolsheviks, they were busy, organizing the resistance, both Lenin and Trotsky had, relocated. To San Petersburg Trotsky began organizing, special workers assemblies these groups were designed to take control of regions that were to be governed, by a workers council the Russian word for council will, out be Soviet Trotsky, set up the first Soviet, in San Petersburg, with him serving as its chairman in short order the region was surrounded, by the Tsarist, army and Trotsky, was taken into captivity he, was held in prison, for nearly a year before being put on trial defending, the charge of leading the armed rebellion, Trotsky, gave an impressive speech in which he laid out all the benefits of Marxism, all of this was in vain however as he was convicted and he, was exiled once again to, Siberia. Trotsky. Determined, that there was no way that he was going back to that Siberian, wilderness. In. January, of 1907, he escaped, while being transported, to his place of banishment for, a second time he headed off to London within weeks though he had relocated to Vienna in Austria it was there that he started working for the communist propaganda newspaper. Pravda. Financing. The ongoing, publication, of Pravda was a constant, challenge in 1909, Trotsky, requested, that the Bolshevik, Central Committee inject, funds to keep the paper going Lenin, now at the head of the Bolsheviks, agreed but only on the condition that a Bolshevik be put in place as assistant, editor this means that the moderate views which Trotsky, had managed to infuse into the paper were no, longer going to be acceptable, from 1910, onwards Pravda, became the mouthpiece of Bolshevik. Communism, tensions, between the Bolsheviks, and the Mensheviks they continued, to cause division in 1912. Lenin instigated, a purge to remove, the moderate voices Trotsky, remains in opposition to the more radical actions, of the Bolsheviks, such as armed robberies of banks to finance, the party he organized a unification conference. To bring the factions together but. It was a failure. Throughout. 1912, Trotsky wrote for a number of radical Russian and Ukrainian, newspapers, in September, of that year he was sent on assignment to cover the balkan war when, World War one broke outs he moved from Austria to Switzerland, and then to Paris from, his base there he wrote anti-war, diatribes, in which he describes, the injustice, of, the workers of the world who were being forced to kill each other at the beckoning, of their rulers the French governments they were not impressed with this anti-war stance and their Trotsky deported, on March 31st.

1916. Trotsky. He went to Spain birds his writings, led to deportation, from that country as well, he, ultimately ended up in the United States he arrived in New York on January the 13th 1917. He settled into a small, room in the Bronx and began writing for several, Russian newspapers, a month after his arrival in the US Trotsky received the news that Tsar Nicholas had been overthrown he decided to return, in order to play his part in the history that, was unfolding on, March the 27th, 1917. Trotsky sailed from New York Harbor on board the SS Christiana. Fort however, the ship was intercepted by the British Navy at Halifax Nova Scotia and, Trotsky was held in an internment camp for a month through, the intervention of the Russian Foreign Minister he was released, and he was able to continue on to Russia now, just before we get into the very important, October Revolution I do want to tell you a bit about brilliant, brilliant art a science learning platform that allow you to learn through active, learning, basically summed, up this is the opposite of that feeling where you read a really complex, paragraph, about some principle, and then you've just got no, clue what, on earth is going on even if you've read it through ten times you're still like huh. Anyway. And brilliant don't just teach you the basics, although they do cover that as well they go all the way to complex, things like differential. 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Government was put into place until a more permanent government, could be established, Trotsky arrived, in San Petersburg, on May the 17th 1917. He soon became the popular speaker at town halls and factories, as the various political elements, vying for power his catchphrase embodied, the three tenets of his revolutionary. Vision distrust. The bourgeoisie control. Our own leaders and have confidence, in our, revolutionary. Forces the, Bolsheviks, they struggled, for more radical, changes, than the state government, or Duma envisions, Trotsky, aligned himself with the Bolsheviks, he was arrested on August the 7th for his involvement in a Bolshevik demonstration. They spent 40 days in prison it's probably used to that at this point on, October, the 8th with the Bolshevik support gaining ascendancy, Trotsky, was voted governor of the San Petersburg Soviet, for a second time by the end of the year the provisional, government's it had failed it was superseded, by the Bolsheviks, with Lenin, at the head the second most powerful man was. Leon Trotsky. An. Immediate. Focus for the Bolshevik, government was to get Russia, out of the war this, task was handed to Trotsky, along with the title of people's commissar, for Foreign Affairs on December, the 2nd 1917. The Bolsheviks signed ceasefire with the allied Central, Powers of Germany, austria-hungary. And turkey talks then began between Trotsky, and the central power delegates, to work out an armistice, agreement, the Germans in particular they drove a hard bargain they demanded that the Russians give up their claim to Ukraine Poland Lithuania as well as parts of Latvia, and Bella Russia Trotsky. Was taken, aback by the demands, but he also knew that he had little choice, the Bolsheviks had campaigns on a platform of getting Russia out of the war and all of Russia was essentially demanding, that Trotsky, he related the demands to Lenin adding that he felt they had no choice but to agree then, and he was of the same opinion but, when the rest of the Bolshevik government heard the demands they, were infuriated, they managed to convince both Trotsky, and Lenin not.

To Sign the armistice, in the end Trotsky simply decided, to pull out of the hostilities, without, the benefit of an armistice agreements he explains we declare we end the war but will not sign a peace they will be unable to make an offensive against us if they attack us our position will be no worse than now, it, was a gamble that Trotsky, would immediately, regret, On February the 18th 1918. Austrian, and German forces they invaded Russia they found the borders completely, undefended on, hearing the news Trotsky he was dumbfounded he sent a message to the German ambassador stating, we request clarification of, this misunderstanding. But there was no misunderstanding the very next day Trotsky, was commanded, by Lenin, to accept, the original German, conditions, for the armistice. With. Russia now out of the war Trotsky was made commander-in-chief, of, the Russian armed forces a, crisis, occurred when the Czechoslovak, legions, returning, from the war revolted, against the Bolshevik governments the resistance, grew and what became known as the white army when he heard that the outpost of Kazan had fallen to this opposition Trotsky, hopped on a train and headed for the area to assess the situation for himself his train only made it part of the way before he was forced and turned back but before they could get out of town the White Army forces that surrounded. Trotsky's contingent, for 25 days they were forced, to fend off the assault until they were finally able to break out and returned, to San Petersburg, with, the white army challenging, them from the East the Baltics also faced pressure from, the north as a finish group known as the white guard sought to rescued, Tsar Nicholas and his family, from captivity the group were on the verge of taking control of the town of yet Ehrenberg which is where the royal family were being held captive then, the order came through to kill the entire royal, family, with, this terrible deed done the Bolsheviks were ousted from, the town however the white guards, they were simply, too late to save Nicholas or his family at.

The Beginning of 1919. Russia it was in a state of crisis civil, wars had wracked the country, hands now disease famine, and poverty, decimated. The population meanwhile. European powers, hovered around like, vultures ready, to devour, the Russian corpse by, October the White Army had almost total, control and were pressing, at the gates of some Petersburg the Soviet government ordered, a full-scale, retreat from the capital but Trotsky, he strongly disagreed, he rallied his supporters, to resist, to the very last man trotsky's, bravery, persistence, and strong personality, turns the tide the Soviet forces dug, in and managed, to push back the white army some Petersburg was safe and the tide of the Civil War it began to change in favor of the Bolsheviks, by the end of 1920, the White Army had been concentrated. In Siberia, the Soviets had survived to see off their enemies and cement their leadership however in May of 1922, their, leader and visionary, Vladimir, Lenin in a massive stroke, Trotsky would have seemed to have been the natural successor however there was another member of the Bolshevik power structure, who had other ideas and, his, name of course was. Joseph Stalin. Joseph. Stalin was a street fighter and a thug who would cajole his way into becoming the general secretary of the Soviet Union by the time that Lenin died the, position it didn't hold any real power with all of his actions being controlled by the executive, committee or the police of Euro by the end of 1922, Lenin, had recovered sufficiently to send a note to the politico, giving his thoughts on his successor. He stated that Trotsky, was a stronger personality than Stalin but that he was too prone to acting unilaterally without. Consulting the rest of the council as for, Stalin he considered him to be too rude too ruthless, and too intolerant, Lenin, held on until January, the 21st, 1924. During, that time it became clear to Stalin, that the dying leader favoured Trotsky over him this, led him to embark on a ruthless, campaign to, discredit Trotsky, he claimed that Trotsky, was trying to cause divisions, within the party by trying, to push out the old guards in favor of younger members who were more inclined to his will, Stalin managed have a book that Trotsky, had written in 1923, banned, from sale as being anti Leninist even though it, was nothing, of the sort the open and constant, criticisms, of Trotsky resulted, in the loss of his two offices as chairman, of the war council and people's, commissar, of war, and Navy after spending almost all of 1925, without a job Trotsky was recalled in 1926.

And Given three roles however, Stalin, interfered so much that he resigned from two of them only retaining the position of chairman, of the concessions, committee. But. Stalin was, not through with Trotsky, yet on November the 12th 1927. He had him expelled from the Communist Party and then, axon to Kazakhstan, three, months later he was completely banned from living in the Soviet Union Soviet guards they forced, him onto a train and would not tell him where he was going after going on a hunger strike he, was finally informed, that he was headed for Turkey this enraged, Trotsky, who was convinced, that the anti-communist, regime there would haven't, executed, immediately he sends a message to the Central Committee requesting, a change of heart but, there was no response surprisingly. Though the Turks they treated Trotsky with the greatest respect he was given a home to live in with his wife and his Harley Ahrens their son Lev from, his new base he began writing about the situation, within the Soviet Union and specifically, the failings of Stalin he didn't talk back writing the following in an article titled what is Stalin, his political horizon is extremely, narrow he has the mentality of a dogged empiricist, devoid, of creative. Imagination these. Writings were published in newspapers, around the world knowing. What we do now about Stalin's, personality, it is a wonder that he didn't have Trotsky, killed immediately but to have done so would have been to bring the condemnation of the world down on Stalin, as a result he sought to shut him up by sending him deeper into exile, the Turks received orders to remove, Trotsky, to the island, of print Copiah after, a year there he managed to get political asylum in France the, French would not allow Trotsky to live in Paris so he settled in the coastal community of Rio he spent almost two years there but then French Soviet, relations improved, and the government, was pressured to deport him for a year he stayed in Norway with journalist, Konrad Knudsen while there he wrote the revolution, betrayed which further highlighted, the failings of Joseph Stalin a furious, Stalin pressured the Norwegian government and, Trotsky, was once.

Again Deported, he and his wife and son they now headed for Trotsky's final destination, of New Mexico for just over two years from January 1937, to April of 1939. They lived with artists, Diego, Rivera and Frida Kahlo during, that time Trotsky, had an affair with Frida even though his wife and son were also, living under the same roof in April of 1939. The Trotsky's moved into their own home a few streets away from Diego, and Frida it was here that he, wrote his strongest attack on Stalin yet, article was titled, Hitler and Stalin, in it he wrote about Stalin's hypocrisy, and signing a non-aggression, pact with Hitler it stated over the last three years Stalin. Has labeled every one of Lenin's comrades-in-arms. Agents, of Hitler having destroyed, the army party and decapitated. The army Stalin, is now openly advancing, his candidature, as Hitler's, chief agents. By. Now Trotsky, was convinced, that Stalin would soon silence him on February 27th, 1940, he wrote Trotsky's Testaments, in which he defended himself as a loyal party member in the mid 1940s Trotsky's house was swarmed, by members, of the Russian secret police the NKVD. Trotsky's guards managed to fight them off by following, the failed assassination attempt. Trotsky wrote an article titled, Stalin, seeks my death on June, the 8th 1940. In which she stated that another assassination, attempt was absolutely. Certain a month later on August the 20th 1940, a man walked into Trotsky, study and buried. An icepick into, his head Trotsky, did not die immediately though rather he fought the attacker until his bodyguards, were able, to come in and subdue him Trotsky, was rushed to the local hospital according, to James P Kanin the secretary, of the Socialist Workers Party in the USA trotsky's last words were I will not survive, this attack Stalin. Has finally, accomplished, the task he attempted, unsuccessfully before. He. Died the next day. So. I really hope you found that video interesting, if you did please do give us a thumbs up below and don't forget to subscribe we've got brand new videos just like this several days a week so hit that subscribe button to find out about those if you're looking for something else from me I've got another channel called top tens you will find that linked, to below and, as, always thank. You for watching.

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We did. https://youtu.be/8WCnQ1WUcwA

Can you do a video on Mr Rogers?

Harry Truman

Leon Trotsky thinks youre hotsky.

Jeremy Corbyn for UK Prime Minister.

yoo @Biographics (or @Simon) can you do video about Tom Horn (a cowboy during the years 1884ish to 1903) or Andrew Kehoe (a farmer turned to an insane mass murderer) i would really like to see videos of these two preferably on Andrew Kehoe. thanks :)

What about an episode on Benjamin Franklin?

What is the name of that song, with low violas sound?

the communists ae the greatest fascists

Trotsky was a reactionary and betrayed Lenin and Stalin

Communism's biggest traitor

Bronstein, hah of course

What about Bob Marley?

14:43 "from the north as a finnish group known as the white guard sought to rescue tsar nicholas" that is a mistake

Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky? He got an ice pick That made his ears burn

Does Biographics have an app on Playstore that we can download? If not, maybe the I.T dept can set it up??

Way back in school, i wish i had biographics in the palm of my hands. I studied History as one of my major subjects. I would have done 100 times better had I had Biographics at my fingertips. Thank-You Simon for a job well done. I sincerely enjoy brushing up on all the familiar names in history .

The Left has so many "heroes", each that has caused death and destruction to multiple millions. Trotsky is as evil as they come.

Trotsky is the Leftist we deserve. Not these pink pussy-hat wearing, SJWs that are traitors and pretenders to Marx, Lenin, and Trotsky.

Do George Orwell!

I'm glad you guys made a video on Trotsky because I don't think a lot of people know about him.

When I was in Mexico City I got to visit his house their

....some people just never take a hint. They just don't know when to quit. One would think that w/ as many times as he had been exiled and moved he would have shut up (if only a little while for the sake of his family). But Nooo.....that would be too much 'like right' as we say in my country. Q: Does anyone know what happened to Trotsky's family after his death?

Wait how many channels does this bald guy have!? I only know Simon Simon from Today I Found Out lol

Also check out our sister channel at TopTenzNet

Russian history is essentially a choice between evil leaders or super evil leaders.

gotta make one on frida carlo!!

Biographic on Micheal Collins the Irish rebel and first commander and chief

I once managed to convince a Trotskyist that Trotsky's last words were "is that an ice-pick in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"

@Biographics, please cover A Solzhenitsyn's 200 years together.

Rivera (3 syllables), not Riviera (4 syllables).

Leon Trotsky to starving European peasants: "You are starving? This is not famine yet, when your woman start eating their children then you may come and say we are starving". Yes, lets perpetuate this fucking scum's ideas, who makes the nazis look like fucking saints. The holocaust was just a terror provoked backlash to the pure, insidious filth and evil of these fuckers. The holocaust is just a fragment in comparison to the sadistic genocide these communists of the russian revolution inflicted, orchestrated by globalest bankers.

You should do Wayne Wheeler next! He was the man who orchestrated prohibition.

Awww not using the catchy banners anymore?

Whats the song at 0:45?

I see the communists came out of their mother's basement


Where did Trotsky found all the money needed to sustain himself, living in a good house and having personal guard?

Your usual thumbnail style is more groovy

Can you do kurt cobain next

10/10 Would deport again

There is a series on netflix about Trotsky that makes him out to be a god. It was a little biased I think.

He was a well-travelled individual. All for free. New method of cost-effective travel - deportation.

Can you do Herman Goering or Heinrich Muller if you haven’t already?

Which date??? 7:29

Uh...sorry but i think you have had a bit of a derailing here. @Biographics 1. Why would a *Finnish* group try to rescue Tsar Nicholas? Almost every Finn despised him. 2. The White army was formed out of different factions of Russian anti-bolshevik forces and not the Czhechoslovak legion. 3. The Czechoslovak legion fought its way trough the Trans-Siberian railway to get home to Czechoslovakia trough Vladivostok. That was their only goal. They just happened to be advancing towards Yekaterinburg and the local Communist commander feared they wanted to rescue the Czar.

Thanks Simon! I've been wanting to learn more about Trosky. I sometimes feel like he's a bit overlooked.

What is this thumbnail tho?? It threw me off

7:31 says 1909 Card says 1908. Who to believe

Here's an idea: do a biographic on two people who changed the way we watch movies forever, without making movies themselves. Do a video on *Siskel and Ebert*

What a man Trotsky was. So courageous even in the face of death. I am in awe.

"Joseph Stalin was a streetfighter" ????

The only question is whether Stalin is in a deeper part of Hell than Trotsky. Probably, because he was a mass murderer, but that may be only because he never gave Trotsky the chance to succeed Lenin.

Awesome story. Loved it. Very informative.

What's the name of the song they keep putting in all the Russian videos?

Make on Anne frank!!

The majority of Americans do not have the slightest clue about the differences between Trotsky and Stalin. To them, they are all "commies".

@7:25 “Financing for the. Communist newspaper was always a challenge” LOLOLOLOL

Ice axe, not Ice pick.

This guy sounds like a real asshole.

Trotsky was a sophist fool. God only knows how much blood he and other's naive socialist pipe dreams cost the Eastern Europe and the world.

And I have to say thank you I have spent two years trying to get my nephews to learn about history yet nothing stuck!!! I showed them your rasptuin veido and wow their grades in history went from Ds and Fs to C's and Bs and it's funny they watch veidos without me even telling them too great job Ese!!!

Emiliano Zapata please!!!!

sorry but theres an impresicion in your story, the person that killed trotsky, was a spaniard, that was trained by the kgb!, and the weapon he used was an ice axe, not an ice pick! please dont get mad ok?

Ad whore much!

Independant thinker and a communist. Hmmm ya that is impossible

Using a hunger strike to protest somebody like Stalin is not exactly the best life choice to make.

Damn Trotsky looks like ISP

Enjoyed the Coco video! More women please.

Trotsky was a retard.

Some recent British politicians could be interesting.

Fair play, Trotsky was a double hard mofo.

Why’s the video icon for this one not in line with biographics’ other videos?

Can I request a video on Frida Kahlo?

“Jewish Yiddish” as opposed to the famously non-Jewish Yiddish, which is...? “Yiddish” literally means “Jewish” in Yiddish. Good god. The level of carelessness in your content is reaching new highs.

Glad he got his wig split. Loser.

Just another socialist criminal. Glad he suffered by way of icepick lmao

Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky. The world is well rid of these murderous thugs, they weren't mad, by the way, just convinced they knew what was best for everyone and all who disagreed should die. It speaks volumes about our intellectual bankruptcy that these monsters are still romanticized.

In 1913 Mussolini, Hitler, Lenin, and Trotsky were all in Vienna

What is the name of that song that begins at 2:15

19:20 Shoutout Halifax lmao

When you fight against capitalism but your only alive because of the largest most capitalist nation.

What, Britain grabbed Trotsky and put him in an internment camp in the maritimes?? That's wild

Used to like your comment. But your clear misrepresentation of facts, e.g. Czech troops being the source of the White Army ... well, with that much BS, how trustworthy is anything else you say.

"Fully prepared to commit violence"...Communism all over, even against their own.

History is like that tho.

Trotsky, yet another communist thug who ended up getting stabbed in the back by his fellow tossers.

4th day of trying to get them to do Margaret Thatcher

ok this epic

Rest in power, comrade.

Do Maggie Thatcher

Debate Challenge: Aleksandra vs Ben Shapiro.

+Ash Kitt Top Shelf vs NPC

+Dr. Sebastian L. Gorka the slayer Stupid libtards Ben Shapiro vs the top shelf at a grocery store

Friggle Dee Kyle Kullinski vs Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro calls her a liberal and she says NO U.

Hmmm wonder why you fail to mention whom he was financed by....

Who was he financed by ?

Leon? The hell? His name was Lev, or Lyev.

Also, the word "sovet" doesn't mean "council." It means "advice," in this context meaning "advisory board."

I follow many of your channels, Simon. And alongside Visual..., Biographics may be your finest work. Perfect length to delve into the material but not get lost in the forest for the trees; quite balanced, and well-sourced. And you’re an excellent presenter.

Umm why did he have an affair with Frida? Did he not see that unibrow

Mikhail Bakunin next?

The Bolsheviks were actually the *minority* on almost everything except for one obscure procedural vote. Lenin latched onto that one single vote as a propaganda ploy to call himself the "majority" forever more. But they really weren't at all.

A Trotsky led Russia would have been no different to either Stalin or Lenin.. He was also a Totalitarianist..

Totalitarianist isn't a word. Simply totalitarian would have worked. But your point is still correct.

Stalin was just like the far left today when it comes to taking criticism. He will do anything to discredit and even silence whoever disapproves of him.

It wasnt Trotsky's son in Mexico with him. It was his grandson Estaban, the son of his daughter Zina who committed suicide. In fact, all four of his children at that point were dead. His grandson is still alive, and one of his daughters, Nora Volkov, is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

"It took him(Stalin) five years to ruin Kamenev, Zinoviev and Bukharin and seven to ruin Trotsky. He (Stalin) set about killing them."

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The NKVD in Mexico?! He. Should have moved to the states?

Ash Kitt wow!

He lived in New York City for a few months and published a newspaper. God willing I will live in the apartment building he published his newspaper in.

Simon please do a biography on czra Nicholas of Russia please please please please I beg of you

Hay!! Could u do Ayatollah Khomeini? Or the last Shah of Iran?

Im most glad you found yrself a sugar daddy...So, the content can continue!!!

Biographics Can You Make A Video about The Polish Marshal Józef Piłsudski


16:14 But that's Stalin and Kalinin not Trotsky. So many people always confuse the two. Must be similar beards and glasses. 16:37 is a good picture comparison of both Kalinin and Trotsky. Kalinin at the front and Trotsky just behind him.

3:45 from Russia with love.

Saw the russian Movie Trotsky

If only he had taken power instead of Stalin..

Radicals, they always bring in the good stuff. I'm just gonna sit here and wait for the next millions of people to die for some dumb idea.

that negotiation was hilarious

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these historical figures always go for the straight up ugliest women

Trotzky was a traitor of marxism and questioned the role of the peasants as the allies of the proletariat. He also collaborated with nazi germany

Condemnation of Stalin excessive.  Hitler-Stalin pact necessary to destroy Poland since Poland and Hitler had dismembered Czechoslovakia together - and Stalin was right to suspect an ultimate joint attack upon the Soviet Union from both Poland and Nazi Germany.  Poland had seized Soviet territory - east of the Curzon Line - in 1920 and Stalin wanted it back.  Poland is to blame for the mess it copped in 1939 - Stalin's killing of the Polish officers at Katyn a just reprisal for Poland's treacherous attack in 1920!  We see Poland's treachery again today, hosting US missiles for supposed Iranian threat!

Great video. It seems that Trotsky was nothing more than an antagonistic mouthpiece. He seems to have never actually worked for a living and yet had guards and homes, etc.. He may have preached communism but he lived as the elite. He preached one thing but lived another. He is a shining example of the modern left in America. He had an affair with the wife of the man who's home his family was living in and he abandoned his legal wife and children in Siberia. He was a POS and a hypocrite.

True believing communists always take money from big capitalists, just like (((Levi Bronstein)))!

do ned kelly or jandamara

You are the hardest working man on YouTube

Thomas Sowell would be a good subject for a video

Trotsky wasn’t the “true believer of communism” he was a revisionist who didn’t believe in socialism unless the entire world revolted together - clearly impossible.

Now everyone knows why some abortions are a necessity...

"Trotsky has never yet held a firm opinion on any important question of Marxism. He always contrives to worm his way into the cracks of any given difference of opinion, and desert one side for the other. At the present moment he is in the company of the Bundists and the liquidators. And these gentlemen do not stand on ceremony where the Party is concerned. " - Lenin, Collected Works, Vol. 20 p. 448, 1914

PS: Trotsky stayed with Stalin while he lived in Vienna. Stalin very kindly gave Trotsky a couch to sleep on...;) Both Tito, and Hitler were living there at the same time, and frequented the same cafe!!!

oh, it is all about austrians they have started two world wars and germany payed for it

Will you do Karl Marx too? U could start a whole playlist called "communists"

Bronstein//Trotsky has always been a massive inspiration to me, but i definitely dont consider myself a "Trot", im mostly in line with Lenin//Marx. Ala: Marxist-Leninist Ive become more so a reformist>revolutionary in my old age. Gulp, guess thatd make me a filthy Menshevik...:p

Not Yiddish!!?

Stupid Comments are amusing. Lenin had 4 strokes, starting about age 51. Luke Perry died of a stroke at 52. I'd wager Lenin had AFib, a not uncommon heart condition that produces deadly blood clots. Lenin was ruthless with dissidents and enemies, but far less vindictive and heartless than Stalin. If Lenin had had an EKG and blood thinners - I don't know if there was Coumadin, probably only aspirin & alcohol - he might have lived to 80.

'Communism's true believer'? I got a better one, Leon Trotsky; WAR CRIMINAL.

Lenin wasn't the *founder* of Russian Marxism, Plekhanov was

How might have Soviet Russia turned out under Trotsky rather than Stalin? Alas, we'll never know!

United States used to have committees. Now we have eyeballees

I love how fearless he was to continue the attacks on one of the worst men in history. He knew his words were powerful enough to get him killed and it's clear he wanted himself to be martyred as the Soviet writer rebel.

Could you do a profile on Christopher Lee? He could well just be the most interesting man to ever live

Sometimes I have to wonder if our fans actually look at our archive to see who we have done in the past. We have already done Christopher Lee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIF8N0I4U1g

Ideas: Rafael Trujillo Hugo Chavez Augosto Pinochet Archduke Franz Ferdinand Gavrilo Princip

+Biographics ¡gracias por a responderme!

Pinochet is in our queue.

Ice pick to the head! Hell yeah! Bad things happen to bad people. Fitting end for a commie!

You guys should cover Aleister Crowley

Script is written.

The one undeniably good thing Stalin ever did was ordering the murder of Trotsky. Change my mind. Pro-tip, you can't.

I like your videos, for the most part. One on Eugene Debs and also Clarence Darrow would be great.

What an idiot

One cannot help but wonder how the USSR would have turned out if Trotstky rather then Stalin had become the leader of the party ? No holodomor no purges no Gulags.history would look quite different

in reality he was even more bloody man and wanted to make revolution and kill other classes everywhere in the world on contrary with Stalin who was for one-country-socialism

You didnt mention that the reason why turks respected him was the fact that he was the only journalist who is writing the truths about the Balkan Wars; massacres against turks, the hypocracy of the serbian, bulgarian leaders and censor of the bulgarians about their war crimes against turks. He wrote a book about his experiences and memoirs in these wars "The Balkan Wars" therefore he had sympathy for turks and he contributed to the agreement between soviet russia and turkey which turkey gained some eastern provinces which they lost during 1878-78 turko-russian war

What a real son of a bitch. Fucking sick people hunting other people.

The Bolsheviks were actually the minority party and the Mensheviks the majority, although their names mean literally the opposite.

whould you consider doing william of orange?

Is it *_"Belarussia"_* or *_"Belarus"?_*

Post office, many years back , had it as Byelorussia. Means White Russia but has nothing to do with the white russian army.

Do Suleiman I

While Trotsky was busy being deported, his first wife is just sitting around in Siberia.

0:27 lol yeah he was so "powerhungry" that he tried to resign 4 times yet they never took him up on his offer for some reason despite having lenins "testament" which said to get rid of him. If he was so powerhungry then why tf would they not just get rid of him when they literally had 4 times to do it?

Can you do a video on Buster Keaton?

Amongst Bolsheviks, Trotsky was the *pick* of the litter .

Was riveting ... until you got to the ice-pick dismount of the bio. Was delivered more interestingly even in your Stalin bio. In saying that, made me arrive at a new 'appreciation' of Stalin as the John Gotti of the Bolshevik mafia.

It is said that when the assassin assaulted Trotsky, he broke the arm of the imposter, bravely fighting against the man, before crumbling on the floor covered in his own blood.

A joo communist? Well now ive seen everything. Just kidding every freakin one of them is a gay communist

Do a Josip Broz Tito one

Only about a week ago I had expressed a wish for a bio of Trotsky. It seemed hardly sooner asked then answered. Thank you very much.

Something somethin ICE PICK! Something something STALIN DID NOTHING WRONG!

There is a strange mystique that surrounds Trotsky that somehow things might have been better had he succeeded Lenin as the leader of the USSR . There is stark evidence to support this. Trotsky was just as partial to using violence to further his political goals as Stalin was and indeed Lenin was. All three of them were ruthless fanatics whose ideologies and actions resulted in deaths and suffering of millions. That should not be forgotten.

As I recall, while the Bolshevik name signified party of the majority, they were actually the minority party. Sort of like the Moral Majority.

do george carlin next

at least he died knowing that in the end, he was the greatest pain in the ass for stalin.


honestly I like your videos. I could see Napolen Bonaparte as a user commenting and then it disappeared... I think I need a nap. On my channel I have a movie uploaded about Shostakovich's life fighting against Stalin. Maybe you can watch it and then make a biographic? if you want? it's one of my favourite composers and I uploaded the movie FULL extent on my youtube. Yeah! And I wrote a thesis about Vlad Tepes from the original archives!!! I love this channel.

Bonnie and Clyde would make an intriguing episode, don’t you think?

At 19:43 damn I did not know that lmao

Let's not forget that Left Wing, atheist regimes like the USSR are the biggest killers of all time! Socialist regimes have killed 100 million in their run: half because they kill right wingers who disagree with them, half because socialism just starves people to death because it doesn't work. Look at Venezuela! Denmark and Sweden aren't actually socialist, they are currently more capitalist than America. Look it up.

No Trotsky did not "align" himself with the Bolsheviks when he returned to Russia but led his own Independent Internationalists or Mezrionsti group. He unified with the Bolsheviks whilst in jail following the defeat of the July days uprising.

Should do a show on Mikhail Bakunin...

There was no Communist Party in Russia until 1919! The party of the Russian working class in 1903 was the Russian Social Democratic Party which split into Bolshevik and Menshevik factions in that year. FFS how can this be taken seriously when you can't even get basic facts right. Even a Wiki search would give you the facts.

Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky? He got an ice pick That made his ears burn

I enjoy your short bios but I'm afraid that Lenin wasn't the "father" of Russian Marxism. This shows a lack of understanding of Russian history. The real father of Russian Marxism was Plekhanov of whom Lenin was originally a pupil follower.

When you *accidentally* fall on your ice pick you use to climb the snowy peaks of central Mexico.

Nice video!!Can you do a video about Stalin please??

Trotsky got an ice pick that made his ears burn. No more heroes anymore.

Do Michael Collins please

can someone name the music pieces used in this video?

Hugely interesting bio. Awesome stuff! :)

Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky ? He got an ice pick that made his ears burn .

You forgot to mention Trotsky wrote a book defending terrorism.

One like one pickaxe to Trotsky

This is just as great as I expected, can't wait for FDR

What’s the name of the song he was using at 3:46?

Many Jewish murderers in this. Americans should take notice.

Could you cover the life of Ratko Mladić?

The Whites were all anti-Bolshevik Russians. What are you guys even going?? They weren’t Czech and Finnish. Insane disinformation.

Extremely disappointed in your summation of Bloody Sunday. The Tsar was not even present in the capital at all, and the guards fired on the demonstrators by mistake. There were no cavalry, and most accounts put the dead at under 200.

Uh did he just say the mensheviks were moderate?

moderate radicals, yeee

Now Leo Tolstoy looking down to Simon hoping for a biography lets give him one.

Simon can you make a Christopher Hitchens biographics episode?

BVargas78 He started out as a Trotskyist but became a Neocon so this should be interesting.

Trotsky was the scape goat for Stalin and the propaganda apperatice

You do realize that in actual numbers the Bolsheviks were the smaller group, right? They lied about their numbers to add credibility to their party.

The leftist hero.

Marxist Leninist Hate Trotsky

Would love to see a source for your claim that the Finnish White Guard were the reason of the execution. The White Guard of Finland were a wee bit busy consolidating in their own country. While some members of the Finnish whites did lead expeditions into Russian territory, it was mainly in Eastern Karelia. The generally accepted theory for the order of the execution was the approaching Czechoslovak Legions, which had been asked by the Entente powers to attempt a rescue of the Imperial Family.

Do a video on Rosa Luxemburg.

I'd like to see George III of Great Britain

Do Atatürk next.

Lizzie Borden (Stalin)took an axe (ice pick)and gave her mother (Trotsky)40 whacks! When she (he) saw what she (he) had done! She (he) gave her father (the rest of the Lenin old guard) 41!!

Do one on Pythagoras please.

whats that music?

Trotsky was s true believer in Communism, just as the Jonestown victims were true believers of Jim Jones.

The way Stalin is portrayed versus the way Trotsky is portrayed is pretty astounding, but I guess that's what happens when you don't have any victories for the imperial powers to be challenged by. You should check the sources of what you read, as a lot of it is just propaganda with footnotes, but it is challenging especially if you can't speak the language the primary sources are written in.

brilliant sucks

I wonder if the people of Russia and the other Soviet Republics could have been spared seventy years of poverty and tyranny if the Czar's court system had simply executed chronic troublemakers like Trotsky for treason? It seems to me that the rather limp-wristed approach of sentencing repeat offenders to prison or exile pretty much guaranteed a Communist takeover.

Trotsky is a great revolutionary. He hasn't died and he will live in our hearts forever. He's the person who came up with the idea of selling pieces of chicken in a bucket. Long Live Trotsky!! Your Revolution will Live forever!!

17:17 who's the wizard?

Leon icepicksky

I was very disappointed in the biography of Lenin as it seemed one sided. This was not... Trotsky is highly misunderstood, even by many on the Left. Stalinists ( who are NOT Leftists) detest Trotsky because he lays their lies threadbare. People should read The Revolution Betrayed, as it correctly calls out the failures of the Stalinist bureaucracy and correctly predicts the fate of the Soviet Union 55 years before it died. A great quote from Trotsky applies right now, as our politics devolve into a Rightist cesspool...." The historic function of fascism is to smash the working class, destroy its organizations, and, and stifle political liberties when the capitalists find themselves unable to govern and DOMINATE ( emphasis added by myself) with the help of democratic machinery..."..Leon Trotsky

I wish donkeys had donkey communism. it would be pretty interesting

Dirty Jew who in 2017 said Israel Found oil in golan heights when it is occupied Syrian land..Simon the host is a dirty Jew

Liberalism cannot withstand capitalism. He was right in practice but Stalin was right in application.

Dear Trots, in the seat of the empire, the bourgeois LOVE Trotsky and HATE Stalin and Mao. Everywhere the people rise up... its just the opposite. Reflect and stop sucking down propaganda!

Trotsky was the chief architect of the Red Terror during the Civil War, about which he wrote: "The bourgeoisie today is a falling class... We are forced to tear it off, to chop it away. The Red Terror is a weapon utilized against a class, doomed to destruction, which does not wish to perish.. the Red Terror hastens the destruction of the bourgeoisie." He was a ruthless murderer and his death only proved that those who believe that innocent human life can be sacrificed in the pursuit of naked power often ultimately become its victims.

In Soviet Russia.....party finds you

Two Soviet officials were walking down the street. The first official said to the other "we have not come to a perfect communist system and we must do more to achieve this" the second official replied "my god, I hope not".

Can you do George Lucas and speilburg

Dennis prager explains his support for soviet communism

But did he died?

A Jew singing the praises of the murdering Marxist, Leo Trostky, aka Lev Davidovich Bronshtein. Who would have thought it?

You've got to read alot more than just a few books on Stalin before you can even speak on him. Thumbs down Trotskyist.

Trotsky would have been a formidable leader of the Soviet Union. Possessing none of the psychopathic tendencies and narrow thinking of Stalin, but being much more of an "action man" than Lenin (as well as being much younger), he could have really put a human face on Communism. Under Trotsky the Communist Party would probably been a broad church, incorporating moderate Menshavik representatives all the way to real hard-liners. How many other countries, inspired by a Trotsky lead Soviet Union (which actually probably would have been a real union), would have swung Communist in Europe?

A man of exceptional deportment . . . wait . . .

He was just a useful idiot, after all.

After one hundred years of failure, ignorant people with no hope of ever accomplishing anything in life still cry out, Communism would have succeeded if ran by the right people. As Einstein would say, "insanity is doing the same thing over, and expecting different results."

Anyone else unable to get anything but political ads? One i got last year was the most ridiculous one iv ever seen 1hr long ad on Youtube??? Australians - and this where our taxpayers money goes.

Looks like ISP

is it rue he killed more people than hitler when he ran the red army

Literally ISP

**Even the Tsarist government was less evil and more fair minded than the Marxist/socialists were, and that's saying something! How many times did Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin get away with direct treason, by undermining the Tsarist govt, only to be temporarily banished to live as a free man in Siberia, or Europe, or given a short jail sentence. Then when captured by the Brits, the Tsarist govt worked to get Trotsky released and sent back home to Russia!** Compare that with how they treated the Tsar and his ENTIRE FAMILY shortly after capturing them. They marched them into a basement and murdered them! Throughout the history of this evil ideology, people like Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky, along with most every other Marxist/socialist leader(dictator), operated with a vindictive, zero tolerance policy against essentially ANYONE who 'may'(or may not) have merely dissented against socialism. Most are quickly tortured and murdered, or thrown into gulags! Shortly after taking power in Cuba, Fidel Castro was visiting the US, referring to himself and his new government as "democratic humanists". In the mean time, Che Guevara, the 'hero' of many misguided professors and teachers, was busy carrying out countless summary executions against dissenters and "enemies of the revolution"! How can educated people STILL be supporting this evil, regressive and destructive ideology?**

17:50 Kazakhstan didn't exist yet, at the time it was the Kirghiz A.S.S.R. (Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic).

15:40 *Bolsheviks, the Soviet Union wasn't created until 1923.

do Nikolai Bukharin the most overlooked Bolshevik!

He can get ice picked again.

The virgin Stalin vs the chad Trotsky

Drinking game: take a shot every time Trotsky gets deported.

Ah more anti Stalin pro Trotskyist CIA propaganda from MI5 asset the Jew Simon whistler

I've said it before and I'll say it again Insert Stranglers No More Heroes joke here

Why is the thumbnail blue and not red

Interesting how Trotsky was one of the few in the Glasnost era that was not "rehabilitated" posthumously

Trotsky and Stalin... I am not sure which Medieval witch-hunting Inquisitor was more vile and dangerous - a religious fanatic who really believed in Devil and witches or an immoral cynic wearing priest attire who just pretended he believed, in fact enjoying only the sadistic "fun" and the revenues from the victims' confiscated property. If I could, I'd shoot down both. Communist state was the predecessor of the Islamic State which - there is lot of evidence - was joined by quite a number of non-Arab sadistic perverts from Europe. Great - just rename your self "Abu" or "Ahmed" and you may kill, loot and have "fun" with helpless prisoners. Just call yourself a Communist and.... see above.

I learned about Trotsky more in this video than from the series.

Interesting. I wonder what would have happened if Trotsky prevailed over Stalin after Lenin died. Would he have purged the Soviet officer Corp right before WW2? What difference would it have made?

Biographics, I am a huge fan. Always rewatching episodes when bored. If I can be suggestive, I think an episode on "Jesse James" would be amazing.

Give me the ice picks

Communism is about Equal Outcome which ALWAYS ends in SLAVERY. You must force people to do jobs they don't want to do. You want Equal Outcome virtually all sanitation workers are male, so you must force women to take an equal number of trash collector jobs to be EQUAL. The best example of perfect communism is Pol Pot in Cambodia. He reasoned that people with higher IQs and education had privilege and an unequal advantage, so he killed anyone with an IQ over 110. Then forced every Cambodian to be a farmer so that they would all be equal. Outcome: 35% of Cambodians were killed by the government. This is where equality of outcome LOGICALLY will always arrive.

If Czarism was so brutal why did they keep practicing catch and release with violent revolutionaries? I can see once or twice but after the second time it's rope time.

He was still a commie.

Can you do leni riefenstahl

You overlooked Trotskys film career. One movie, one bad performance.

Once upon a time, way back when, I took a semester of LoA from my uni studies which I spent.... taking some uni-courses while figuring out where to go with my ... uni-studies (yeah, I know, but hey, as said: you don't spend endless hours watching educational videos on youtube if you don't have a thing for education). Anyway. During that time, one of the courses I took was the history of Russia and the Baltic nations (the other one was the Holocaust in European History - such a fun time, no tears during late night study session there, oh no, no, not at all!). Besides that, For as long as I can remember, I've had a thing for communism - or rather: against communism, particularly Soviet communism and the Gulag being a big part of that. Had I not gone in to my two biggest passions and focused on archaeology and egyptology, my third alternative was to become a travelling lecturer on Soviet communism and the Gulag prison system. So, What I'm trying to convey is that though I'm not an expert and though memories and knowledge fade when not being used, I'd still have to say that my knowledge in this area is slightly higher than at least my fellow citizens (since the biggest reason for me wanting to educate others was the fact that this subject, during my 12 years of schooling prior to university, was never , not even once, adressed). Point of this long and somewhat pointless story: Despite all this, I had no idea Trotskij was such a Gulag barfly. I mean, I knew he was deported at one point, but not time and time again (yes, it's embarrassing to admit, but the truth is: I'm not Homo Sapiens Sapiens - I'm Homo Sapiens non Sapiens). This little nugget of knowledge really intruigues me: the fact that a man - a man of learning and intellect no less! - who time and time again is subjugated by and faced with the inhumanity of communism, still takes the ideological jurney from anti-communist to communist front runner. That's a mind I'd really like to dig deep into and disect. Sure, his wife influenced him, but it feel unlikely that she alone was responsible - even if it had been that she was his sole influence, they where not symbiotic beings - he had a mind of his own, conducting his own reasoning and somehow, some where, the neuro connections in his brain, came to the pro-communist conclusion in spite of previous convictions and in spite of his own experiences. .... I simply can't express the level of facination and intruige I'm experiencing at this moment. All I can say is: Thank you! Thank you for giving me this: the rush of endorfines that comes from an almost manic need for knowledge! Thank you! (P.S. Sorry for rambling and for all the personal nonsens! And in the spirit of Homo Sapiens non Sapiens: forgive if any spelling or linguistic errors - I'm not native to the english language!)

Theres already a video on Karl Marx

I suggest that you look up Marx's behaviour in life- his ripping off of the very people he exhorted as members of what he called 'the proletariat', his endless borrowing of money that he refused to repay, his keeping of a servant in conditions that can only be called slavery. Then decide for yourself whether his beliefs are worth following. Especially as he didn't follow those beliefs himself.

Ideas: Rafael Trujillo Hugo Chavez Augosto Pinochet Archduke Franz Ferdinand Gavrilo Princip Haile Salase

Not to mention that the Red Army, whilst under his leadership, kicked Hitler's butt!

Couldn't agree more

hahaha Truth about the Balkan wars are that Balkan people fought for freedom Dirty filthy rats.

mind boggling, how stupid russian people have been. the retarded gene must be in their blood

I would love one on lorraine Warren

Trotsky's Fried Chicken when you're Russian for foor there's no time for Stalin.

What is this crap? We all know that Trotsky never existed

Communism and socialism. Two ideologies you vote in but have to kill to get out of.

Trotsky - like all other communists - erroneously believed that a Utopian society was possible thru Marxism. They never figured out that such a scheme was never out of sight and hope for every con man that ever walked the planet. If a sucker is born every minute; then there is a communist standing right behind him to take advantage of him. Laws of human nature never entered into Marx's' limited world view when he devised his manifesto. It is destined to always fail, because human nature is ultimately fallible. Marx - what a douche!

US, Japan, UK, France intervened militarily in the civil war, taking the side of the white army. Idk why this wasn't mentioned...

Marxism is not Leninism and neither are Stalinism, Maoism, Juche, etc. Lotta confusion on this point. Marx is such an important figure in history, even to non Marxists like me. Ya just won't know how much so unless ya actually read it cause the things of his you'll learn about in US schools will almost never be attributed to him in class. Crazy how people talk about Russia, Venezuela or North Korea in the same breath that they speak about Marxism lol Marx wouldn't have been a fan. But they obviously wouldn't know that cause they're doing is spitting out rhetoric and propaganda. Same with communism (which isn't Marxism). There's no such thing as a "Communist Government/State. Communism by definition is Stateless, classes and moneyless. There have only been communist parties in power and almost all were Marxist-Leninists and/or Stalinists aside from China and North Korea, both of which took most of their ideas from Stalin. Not Marx. And for all the whaling and crying right-wingers do about communist parties and how they handled their nations (like Hitler, Pinochet, Franco etc never existed), there have never been stronger critiques than the ones found on the left, including Marxists.

to socialist/atheists Justice=vengence

I rage quit when he said that Trotsky created the first soviet. Soviets were a form of worker self-organization, they came “from below” from workers themselves and not from the plan of an intellectual. Bourgeois history gets so much wrong sometimes!

I got an ad for Adventure Communist

So educational, eye opening. Saul Alisky ( book: Rules for radicals) would be an interesting one. Thank you for excellent content. : ) : )

What happened to the first wife?

I love this channel so insightful.

Hunger strike against Stalin

When is the biography of Tito coming out?

patrice lumumba

Please do Tito

Now that you've mentioned them. You have to do one on Diego and Frida

Gulag time


You mix Finnish White guard with Russian White army. Russian White army tried to free Tsar, not the finns..

What is the song playkng at 2:14

Leiba Bronstein you mean...

from the bolsje-wikipedia: "The two factions were originally known as "hard" (Lenin's supporters) and "soft" (Martov's supporters), but the terminology soon changed to "Bolsheviks" and "Mensheviks", from the Russian bolshinstvo ("majority") and menshinstvo ("minority"). On the other hand, Martov's supporters won the vote concerning the question of party membership. Neither Lenin nor Martov had a firm majority throughout the Congress as delegates left or switched sides. At the end, the Congress was evenly split between the two factions. " Lenin adopted the term 'majority', because 'hard' sounded bad. It refers to Lenin's proposed policy that would ensure a majority of orthodox communists in power ('a hard core') by strict ideological testing for party membership, while the Mensheviks, by advocating opening up membership, were allegedly jeopardizing this orthodoxy. It does not refer to any factual majority and Lenin ended democracy before any such facts could be established. The Bolsjewiks were never the majority.

Communism can never work because the transition between a totalitarian state (required to strip everyone of their land) to a collection of Communes will never work. However, creating a commune in a capitalist world is 100% feasible and often done. Communes live surrounded by Capital

Ice Pick to the head? No feeding him to the dogs? No starving him to death? No torture? Seems like Stalin was in a generous mood that day...

you can head over to brilliant dot org forward slash biographics and get 20% off their annual premium subscription, now let's get back to trotsky and his revolution

Bolshevik scum who believed the end justified the means. Until it was his "end" and wasn't quite so fun after all.

So Soviet Union means council union

Of the three (Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky), Trotsky could be considered the most reasonable.

good god. the real Frida is certainly no Salma Hayek

burn in hell, bronstein

2:17 what is that song?

Bio on C.P. Steinmetz. Most important person of the modern time that no one has heard of.

You should mention a little about his legacy after death...

Communism, Capitalism, Socialism & Fascism are ALL currupt & will remain that way until we evolve to equality. Once given power & money humans have proven (Stanford Experiment, Milgrim Experiment) that we can not succeed within these frameworks & ideologies. The world isn't black & white. Take the good bits of all of em & mix them together or Anarcho-syndicalism is the way to go. Either way we must create alternative and peaceful systems.

Trotsky was the Soviet Union's Danton, while Stalin was its Robespierre. The Khruschev era was the Soviet Union's Thermidorian Reaction.

Stalin did more damage to the communist cause than the kapitalists could ever do

Bio on Woodrow Wilson would be cool.

Perfect example of the (((left))) eating itself...the devil only uses you for as long as he needs you

at least he doesn't die in hoi4 sometimes

As soon as a person believes absolutely in the idea of a Utopia, you've got some trouble on your hands. And alot of willing and desperate hands to assist in bringing it about. And then also denying any responsibility for the atrocities committed after the fact.

The czars problem was he deported and exiled when he should have shot his enemies stalin knew this and while he exiled some people most of his enemies never walked away from his punishments!a bullet is the cure for all disloyalty!

Lots of steins and bergs related to communism

The menshevik bolshevik thing was the prime example of political spin, you do know that, yes? The bolsheviks started out a tiny minority.

Every revolutionary I know of left their country a few times I have no money to leave mine so America will stay as is until I find my army of paychopaths


The Ice Axe: a good way to rid the world of Socialists and Communists.

Trotsky is a synonym for "Useful Idiot"

A cynical phrase about revolutionaries comes to mind: _The Revolution eats its children._

Why all the superfluous pronouns? "Troksky, he" "Lenin, he" "the Russians, they" — pretty d*mned tiresome.

Trotsky was not killed with an ice pick, he was killed with an ice ax, the kind mountain climbers use.

Can you guys do more philosophers?

Was Trotsky a Masochist?

just no

He really seem to have been a badass :)

Quite the name you've got there

But Trotsky is a Masochist

Hans Westmar What do you mean (((left)))

The series is just full of anti trotskyist propaganda

independent free thinker is something I have always sought that, not a commie lol

I used to think Simon was just a list guy, but he is very knowledgeable and does a good job explaining history in a unbiased manner

So what happened to the other wife?


Imagine thinking Trotsky had any political positions beyond whatever he thought would help him personally

Proof , if you need it, there is no God. Stalin rose while Trotsky was pushed aside.

Stanlin, the 1st SJW XDXD.

Nobody has suggested moving from a transition phase to anarcho-syndicalism.

+Fake Justin Y. dude, figure it out...I'm not ganna hold your hand

Icepick the traitor.

Trotsky has a granddaughter, she works for the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Stalin has a granddaughter as well, she owns a shop in Portland, OR.

this videos makes you wonder how the world would have looked like if trotsky had been the sucsessor of lenin instead of stalin managing to grab the job first

Firstly you are not correct , it was the Russian social democratic labour party, not the democratic workers party , they split into the Bolsheviks who believed you could only achieve Socialism through revolution and the Mensheviks who believed you could get Socialism by voting for it in a parliamentary system , you credit Trotsky for things he did not do , he did not form the Petrograd Soviet , it already existed when he was elected to it and later was elected as its chairman , second Trotsky was not the second most powerful person in the party , he had no base , the General secretary at the time was an man called yakov Sverdlov he had more power than Trotsky , as did Zinoviev and Kamenev , Trotsky was not a member of the Revolutionary military committee that organized the October Revolution , its members were Joseph Stalin, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Yakov Sverdlov, Andrei Bubnov , Moisei Uritsky , Pavel Lazimir who was its chairman , Trotsky was only the chairman of the Petrograd Soviet and as such had no real power. You give him credit that he did not deserve , just as after Lenins death , during Bolshevik congresses Trotskys program that he put forward was openly and democratically debated by the delegates and it was defeated by a large margin , Trotsky could not accept he had been defeated and went against party rules , he was a individualist who would not accept party discipline , he thought he was better than the other members and above party discipline , he was an anti-Bolshevik before 1917 and he returned to his anti- Bolshevism, he was a traitor to Soviet power .

Communism fails because it denies human nature.

Capitalism fails because it accepts it

A huge WIDE BOUNCE in his head - LEON TROTSKY is a tool

He reminds me of Parsons...

@Biographics >>> I may well have missed this detail, but what became of Trotsky's first wife and two children in Siberia?

Troysky's last words: *_"I have a SPLITTING headache."_* (I expect to be deported immediately...

Trotsky was a filthy illuminati satanic Zionist khazar jew and the world is far better without him in it :)

All this travelling, has put another individual in mind, might I request a video on Mr. Alistair Crowley.


When Lenin says that you're intolerant that's saying something.

Biographics is a very worthwhile channel and a very earnest project. I understand it is just a thin sort of explanation concerning certain historical characters, but never the less I like it very much. I'd highly recommend the H.P. Lovecraft video, that is a particularly excellent video, if not thoroughly grim.

Damn all, Trotskyite Nazbols, RISE UP!

theres no such thing as communism its only a dream theres no equality in any society

Hey did you know you look like V Sauce?

Marxism and communism is based on the destruction of a nation. Capitalism is based on greed and profit. Which ideology is the good one? Perhaps nationalism or even facism?

You have made the shift from Nazis to Soviets. I love this channel

In Soviet Russia that's how comrades end discussions

Trotsky was right about Lenin and capitalism. Lenin literally called the economy he made immediately after the revolution "state capitalism" which according to him was totally definitely going to be "temporary" and a tool to institute socialism even faster. And also apparently it was supposed to be more progressive than non state capitalism. Somehow. But considering Lenin did virtually nothing to use the power of state monopoly capitalism to create socialism after the Bolsheviks won, while strengthening it state capitalism continuously, and actually forced thriving worker and resident managed towns and communes with communist moneyless gift economies and no private property, to use soviet money and a market economy based around wage slavery and private state property. Lenin is either one of the most dramatic examples of "power corrupts" I've ever seen. The most conservative Marxist ever. Or he was simply what he himself probably would of called a "useful idiot"

I noticed your tone was much kinder in this video than Stalin's and Lenin...

It would be interesting to see one on Geovanni Gentile

wit and wisdom eh. the girls obviously wasnt very wise, as i recall Marxism didn't turn out so well in Russia.

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Trotsky: a man who ignored the murderous actions of Lenin and then was murdered by the inevitability of dictatorship.


+Hal MK-9OOI Its Their, not there, and im not implying anything, just giving interesting facts, so you are inferring on nothing.

Children are not there parents, parents are not there children.

No matter who's side, Men who hold strong to their ideals will be respected.

Why is this an even story about this guy he's a nobody.. is he known in history not

Very good Simon!

I did not know that Trotsky wrote so many articles on Stalin

He looked like an older version of Harry Potter.

Marx, Lennin, Stalin, Trotsky, Mao, Castro all now good communist.

+ppaz pppaz >>> I am 58 years old and 5' 5" tall. Growing "up" is no longer an option....

RocKiteman _ 2001 Wow. Let me guess you think that was funny. I advise it is time to grow up.

James Cadden You have no idea what you are talking about.

Um...Trotsky used the term "soviet thermidor" to describe the Stalinist bureaucracy and Robespierre was quite well regarded by all the Bolsheviks so your framing is a bit off.

Alexandar Grganovic. Very wise and correct statement.

Leon Trotsky aka Bronstein , a jew of course, was an agent of foreign US and some European governments which sponsored him and other Bolshevik jews on the mission of overtaking Russian government. They completed the mission with great success, ( with another jew Lenin) establishing Soviet government and ruling Russia for 74 years, all the time pretending to be ethnic Russians. Classic coup by lying, sneaky, dirty jews!

Whatever happened to his first wife and children?

Marxism should be know by its real name, Levyism,.... his name was Moses Levy, not Karl Marx, the Jewish communists were funded by Jewish bankers from the FED, Wall St and bank of England, so in essence, capitalism funded communism all Jewish controlled, what a scam haha.

None of these ‘Communist’ regimes ever gave workers ownership and control of the means of production. They were hierarchical totalitarian power structures of state capitalism and welfare statism especially with people like Stalin in charge. I think it was Bakunin who predicted someone like Stalin would come in. Stalin also alongside fascists and liberals helped crush actually communism which is libertarian in The Ukraine Free Territiries and in Catalonia during the civil war. He’s a class traitor. Actual socialism is far left libertarian and would be something like worker owned cooperatives being the norm.

+littlefoot ok?

Communists murder more people than Nazis.

RocKiteman _ 2001 . In a different context thus comment might get a chuckle.

Wow! This was so well done!

+UCSPanther20 You're looking at a very reductionist view of the French Revolution then. Danton was a political opportunist while Robespierre was a political philosopher that promoted a progressive anti-slavery, democratic and rational program that was abandoned by those who carried out the Thermidorian reaction (which btw was not the end of violence as the Muscadins committed vigilante attacks on any remaining French radicals after Robespierre's execution). Similarly it can be said that Trotsky and the left opposition were true believers in the revolution who were betrayed by a group of well off professionals during an incomplete reaction (Stalin and his bureaucracy served much the same role as the Muscadins in this regard). Thermidorian reaction in political science has since come to mean any reaction where not every element of a revolutionary regime has been restored to a pre-revolutionary state i.e. France retained many democratic institutions even after the Thermidor, The Soviet Union didn't immediately succumb to capitalist restoration etc.

+Communist Crapshoot I'm going by my own research into history, not by what Trotsky himself said. Why I compare the Khrushchev era to the Thermidorian Reaction, was that Nikita Khrushchev eased off on the regular purges that so marked Stalin's era, similar to how the Thermidorian Regime really put the brakes on the political executions, and restored some degree of due process to the trials, which had previously become little more than show trials going into the Robespierre era. In fact, Trotsky had his death ordered by Stalin for daring to speak out against him and his methods. The exact same "crime" that prompted Robespierre and his comrades to denounce and execute Danton.

Leon Trotsky : You are not starving,only when your Woman eat their own children,you are starving. Trotskys answer to the induced starvation of Germany.

There is a recent Russian movie about Trocky.Its on netflix.Vary well made

@Biographics Hey Simon, long-time avid supporter and subscriber here. I’ve watched hours of your content and applaud your evolution of media presence and your narration style. I believe you’re among the most respectable educational YouTube channels and appreciate your level of quality. If I’m being honest, I find the sound effects/corny bits inserted in your videos rather tacky. Don’t stop producing your awesome and insightful content, and as always, thank you for uploading.

Marxists aren't utopians, nor do they "dream of" utopia. This is all laid out quite clearly in Engels' work on the subject of scientific vs utopian socialism.

"Marx's limited worldview" - someone who's obviously never read Marx

Lev Bronstein struggled to speak Yiddish. Doesn't stop him from being Jew. The more suppression​ and mincing around the facts of the less savoury parts Jewish people have played in history, the more conspiracy nuts it creates, the more conspiracies fester the more chance of unhinged attackers. One day we may even come to having an open and honest dialogue about history. But until certain illusions are slowly dissolved, that's not going to happen.

ISKRA (spark)

You crazy Jews and your regimes of mass murder.

He's just another Jew pusing anti god dogma. killed the czar and ban religions. typical jew

Trotsky < Stalin

World History, The Universe and Prehistoric Topics are the best things to watch on YT

Let me help you. 1917, The 1st Politburo of Bolshevik Russia. Responsible for the creation of Cheka/NKVD and the Gulag system. Responsible for the enslavement, torture, and murder of millions of Russian citizens. No one was above the say so of this small group of people. Lenin (mixed Russian, German, Mongol, Jew) Leon Trotsky aka Lev Bronstein (Jew) Gregory Zinoviev aka Hirsch Apfelbaum (Jew) Lev Kamenev aka Leon Rosenfeld (Jew) Stalin (Georgian) Grigori Sokolnikov aka Girsh Yankelevich (Jew) Andrei Sergeyevich Bubnov (Russian) 1919 five member Politburo. Lenin (mixed Russian, German, Mongol, Jew) Leon Trotsky aka Lev Bronstein (Jew) Joseph Stalin (Georgian) Lev Kamenev aka Leon Rosenfeld (Jew) Nikolai Krestinsky (Jew) Genrikh Yagodas (Jew) gas vans were a particularly nasty invention.

Leave your wife in Siberia with two young kids, find a new lover and settle with her in London. Dickness level: Троцкий.

Thank You, for a very interesting film. Good job.

Every revolution in history always backfired.

leon trotsky is the true leader of the soviet union

What is the song at 2:15? I've been searching for it for a while ever since I heard it in one of OverSimplified's videos, and its bothering me that I can't find it. If you could respond that'd be awesome. Btw, great stuff on the channel.

Lev Bronstein (aka Trotsky) was a mass murderer. He was very much like Hitler except for considerably more Jewish. So he deserves your admiration. Besides he tortured, raped, killed, starved or worked to death only Russians and Ukrainians - millions of them: but who cares right! That was a sarcasm BTW!

Much to our regret... One of the architects of the Soviet Revolution was a Jew... Oh ! Please dear world.... The only thing I can say is: "I am sorry !"

At least you acknowledge it. Most Jewish people dance around the topic and try to deny it. A large amount of Jews were in the 1st 1917/1919 Politburo and the central committee. The Cheka/NKVD and the Gulag system, all under the orders and supervision largely Jews/Russians.

This is my profile pic for discord, lol

Trotsky was utter filth who read from the Talmud.

Trotsky: He murdered, War mongered, Tortured, Invented propaganda, Founded the red army, Founded the communist Russian state. He should be spat out by historians like they do with Stalin, Lenin, Hitler. Trotsky should by no means be admired! He was merely a proponent or a tool for a bloody dictatorship. The history of Marxism is covered with blood of the innocents. Communism and Marxism have only done evil to this world. But behold: Jeremy Corbyn is a Trotsky fanboy. A very dubious persona indeed!

Based on the pattern of the other videos, this thumbnail should be *yellow.*

Jacob Staten The true you emerges.

+ppaz pppaz ice pick instead of nails. Nobody is a shill like in your delusion. I'm just tired of socialism screwing things up, especially in already working societies. I'm not paid to have a correct opinion. Never vote or reproduce until you grow up. You're blocked. God bless.

Jacob Staten So maybe next time you should be honest with your views instead hiding behind a ignorant comments about ice picks. Thanks for the reply it has clarified that you are just a lackey for the rich, that lovely layer who do everything they can to not pay tax, steal off their staff, rip off their customers , etc , you would call this legitimate business practices .

+ppaz pppaz because communism is unsustainable in it's niavity, punishes innovation, unfairly seizes resources from those that have, does not respect the individual or democracy, and always ends up with oligarchs over plebs I practice. Maybe he thought he was doing good with an untested philosophy, but he was spreading the infection.

Jacob Staten. So tell me why you think so? Even a cursory reading of Trotsky shows your incorrect. His actions also show you are incorrect. But give us your reasons and lets see where it takes us.

+ppaz pppaz nah, he nailed it, or rather ice picked it.

1 like= 1 respect 4 Trotsky

Ahhh, Lev.

Please do Nestor Makhno.

He wrote a several hundred page book on him called “Stalin: an appraisal of the man and his influence”. Its more of a general history of the Bolshevik party and its degeneration. Stalin is used more as the perfect example of the “rot” that set in the Party with the influx of worthless bureaucrats that were haphazardly put in place to deal with the crisis during the Revolution and war which weren’t fully integrated with the system of Soviets and devolved into unaccountable commissions. Eventually replacing the actual revolutionaries who had been their since the beginning. Funnily enough Trotsky was never bitter of being forced out by Stalin or the Party, his only gripe was that it was done by someone so “mediocre”. (I’m not a Trotskyist)

What song is playing on the transition slides?

Invented propaganda? I thought that was Sargon of Akkad. Besides your post is less than coldly analytical itself -- are you trying to sway the reader? The history of (fill-in-the blank)ism is covered with the blood of innocents. Or humans doing their thing -- finding excuses for being vile.

no mention of the armies from the liberal democracies that invaded Russia on behalf of the Whites....

A common mistake made by those unfamiliar with Marxian theory - it dreams of a Utopian future.

Please do a video on Charles Martel.

You missed out the crucial bit about who funded Lenin and Trotsky, so they had funds to go back and start the revolution.

We’re really lucky things turned out this way though, imagine the Soviet Union having a competent and aggressive leader during the war..

None of these ‘Communist’ regimes ever gave workers ownership and control of the means of production. They were hierarchical totalitarian power structures of state capitalism and welfare statism especially with people like Stalin in charge. I think it was Bakunin who predicted someone like Stalin would come in. Stalin also alongside fascists and liberals helped crush actual communism which is libertarian in The Ukraine Free Territories and in Catalonia during the civil war. He’s a class traitor. Actual socialism is far left libertarian and would be something like worker owned cooperatives being the norm.

Irkutsk Aircraft Factory Su-30MKI

Russia has Saint Paul's High School!!!!

All the Biographics Videos are made possible by Simon Whistler.

Simon becomes increasingly annoying. His numerous double subjects drive me crazy....

I want to reunite people to start a Pro-Trotsky Revolutionary trans-borderes Party

Trotsky is the Judas of Communism

Snowball come back!

The name checks out

too many commercials

for every time these anti communist fools say that "someone somewhere wanted to build a Utopian society based on marxism", i feel like hammering nails into my eyes. marx and engels were against the ideas of utopian socialism which is entirely different from marxism. their assumptions are purely based on here say knowledge about socialism regurgitated continuously in pop culture, because that seems to be what's selling the best.

It is funny that the Stalinist and the Trotskyites have become united today. The Stalinist gave the Trotskyites leadership of the military wing of the Communist Party in the form of Antifa.

Imagine the soy communists in the west going through what Trotsky went through. The revolution would be over in five minutes

That Finnish military unit was not "white guard" , it was called Suojeluskunta (Protective force in english).

You are really good, quality

People are stronger than you think, necessity makes an animal of everyone.

You should do avtomat kalashnikov

Trotsky was one tough idealistic son of a gun !

6:59 where can you find that sound!

Actually, he is one of the worst person in the hole history...

Don’t let kinds of people like Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin be born on earth again. They should have born in Hell. Their place is there !

He was worse than Stalin. But since he was a Jew, nobody talks about it.


At 8:28 do you say he moved from Australia to Switzerland?

He had the same face as that TYT founder. The nose knows.

Leo Trotsky or Leo Bronstein was a jewish tool created and funded by British and America's elite to destroy the Russian empire.

Trotsky is the man who inspired me to become a communist at an early age.

I stopped watching at the point were the speaker described the difference between menshevik and bolsheviks fractionalism. while it is true the bolsheviks wanted communism and saw revolution as inherently violent it's not true mensheviks were against this. the distinction between the fractions in the party had more to do with internal organizational issues than broad political scope. during 1917 many mensheviks joined the bolsheviks, precisely because they were carrying out revolutionary ends. it's often mistakenly presented that the mensheviks are some sort of liberal party or social Democrats, but they were very much communist like the bolsheviks, in fact the term democratic centralism, often attributed to Lenin appeared first in menshevik articles. it's not true either that Lenin had some kind of conspiracy to install a small group dictatorship in power at the time, this myth comes from misinformed presentations of What Is To Be Done, where professional revolutionaries and worker conscience /socialist consciousness get misconstrued into a position that Lenin viewed workers as stupid etc. while much later Lenin did set up the cheka et al in his pre-office holding years this out look is not present. this speaker has made other erroneous videos about Lenin, claiming Lenin had a caged slave girl. which I believe come from a mistranslation which Robert Service exploited for political purposes. while there are certainly real reasons to be critical of Lenin they should at least be accurate ones.

I have Newfound respect for this communist. Stalin and his men hijacked the party just as hitler did in the National socialist party. So crazy to hear just how they managed to take power and sent the world into chaos.

Thank you again for such a great bio.

5:02 This is actually completely wrong. While you are right about the definition of the words, the Menchiviks had way more support. The reason Lenin claimed to be in the majority was because in 1907 he held a party vote and won. The issue was that he held this vote after many party members left in order to skew the results. Lenin's Bolsheviks were almost always in the minority in the meetings, but Lenin simply made it look like he had more support than he did.

Came for the comments, was not disappointed.

video on yelstin please

One of the best things Stalin ever did was have someone bury an axe into this Khazar's head.

I would LOVE a Frida Kahlo video! Great content as always!

You're lying like TROTSKY XD

The first four minutes of this summary of Trotsky’s life contain more political engagement than most people today display in their entire lives.

Steve I love your videos. I hope you get some professional narration jobs

Please do Whitaker Chambers. Not super pivotal, but a voice worth hearing.

Bronstien was his real name a Jew . Changed his name so others wouldn't know he was Jewish ..

@littlefoot ok?

I believe him to be a conservative Marxist.. but today that would just be called a Republican so whatever.

@Hal MK-9OOI Its Their, not there, and im not implying anything, just giving interesting facts, so you are inferring on nothing.

@ppaz pppaz >>> I am 58 years old and 5' 5" tall. Growing "up" is no longer an option....

Great video.

How was killing the royal family a terrible deed? 14:58. They deserved death.

Trotsky slaughtered plenty of innocent people during the Russian Civil War and under Lenin's reign. He wasn't innocent. But the West is biased towards Trotsky and demonizes Stalin. The media and academia in The West is crammed with Trotsky's co-ethnics who were purged from the USSR thanks to Stalin's clashes with the Muscovites and Stalin's distrust of Israel. So basically: Jews mad bro.

Do a bio of John Reed. A bio of Frida would be nice as well.

Today's world would have been entirely different if he took over Lenin, instead of Stalin. Trotsky was basically the Russian Che Guevara.


Other interesting female subjects would be NOORUNSIA INAYAT KHAN (S.O.E. Agent in WW2) and NANCY WAKE

LOLA MONTEZ would be a fascinating subject...please! Really loving these biographies

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