Recap: Who were the
leaders of Russia in
1917?
Lenin passed away in
1924 from a stroke
Which
candidate did
you pick?
Stalin Trotsky Zinoviev Kamanev
How did Josef Stalin rise to power?
How To Become A
Dictator
In THREE easy steps!
3 REASONS
why Stalin came to
powerStalin’s cunning personality
Stalin’s position as Secretary-General
Trotsky’s and other
...
Stalin’s CUNNING
PERSONALITY
4 candidates to take over from Lenin:
Leon Trotsky
Lev Kamanev
Grigory Zinoviev
Joseph Stalin
Stalin’s CUNNING
PERSONALITY
He made
EXAMPLE: Convinced Kamenev and Zinoviev to
get rid of Trotsky in 1925 before turning ...
Stalin’s CUNNING
PERSONALITY
He pretended to have been
Organised the funeral,
was the chief mourner
Told Trotsky the wrong...
Look out for a familiar face…
Stalin’s CUNNING
PERSONALITY
He pretended to have been
Also prevented Lenin’s testament
from being read out as it had crit...
Stalin’s CUNNING
PERSONALITY
He made ALLIANCES with other people
He pretended to have been
LINK: He outwitted his rivals a...
Stalin’s position as
Secretary-General
Stalin was the Secretary-General of
the Russian Communist Party
What is a secretary...
Stalin’s position as
Secretary-General
Stalin USED HIS POSITION to
increase his power
Stalin appointed his
supporters to i...
Stalin’s position as
Secretary-General
He also called meetings to vote against his rivals
EXAMPLE: Called a Party meeting ...
Trotsky’s weaknesses
Trotsky was
considered
arrogantby most
people in the
Communist Party
He thought he would
succeed Leni...
Trotsky’s weaknesses
Trotsky was
considered
arrogantby most
people in the
Communist Party
EXAMPLE: He had
criticised the d...
Trotsky’s weaknesses
Wanted to spread the
revolution to the whole
world (worldwide
revolution) instead of just
focusing on...
Trotsky’s weaknesses
Stalin made Trotsky look like
he no longer believed in the
Russian Communist Party
LINK: Thus, Stalin...
Was Stalin’s position as Secretary-General
the main reason why Stalin rose to power?
Riseof stalin factors
Riseof stalin factors
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  1. 1. Recap: Who were the leaders of Russia in 1917? Lenin passed away in 1924 from a stroke
  2. 2. Which candidate did you pick? Stalin Trotsky Zinoviev Kamanev
  3. 3. How did Josef Stalin rise to power?
  4. 4. How To Become A Dictator In THREE easy steps!
  5. 5. 3 REASONS why Stalin came to powerStalin’s cunning personality Stalin’s position as Secretary-General Trotsky’s and other rivals’ weaknesses
  6. 6. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY 4 candidates to take over from Lenin: Leon Trotsky Lev Kamanev Grigory Zinoviev Joseph Stalin
  7. 7. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He made EXAMPLE: Convinced Kamenev and Zinoviev to get rid of Trotsky in 1925 before turning on Kamenev and Zinoviev in 1926 Able to outwit all his rivals because no one saw him as a threat Stalin used his rivals against each other
  8. 8. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He pretended to have been Organised the funeral, was the chief mourner Told Trotsky the wrong date, so Trotsky did not come back to Moscow for the funeral What do you think people thought of Trotsky?
  9. 9. Look out for a familiar face…
  10. 10. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He pretended to have been Also prevented Lenin’s testament from being read out as it had criticised ALL the new leaders Stalin was able to keep his position as Secretary-General Stalin could also continue to pretend to be trusted by Lenin
  11. 11. Stalin’s CUNNING PERSONALITY He made ALLIANCES with other people He pretended to have been LINK: He outwitted his rivals and built up support through alliances, so more people supported Stalin as Lenin’s successor
  12. 12. Stalin’s position as Secretary-General Stalin was the Secretary-General of the Russian Communist Party What is a secretary-general? In charge of organising meetings In charge of appointing people to important jobs and positions How do you think Stalin used this power?
  13. 13. Stalin’s position as Secretary-General Stalin USED HIS POSITION to increase his power Stalin appointed his supporters to important jobs in the Communist Party
  14. 14. Stalin’s position as Secretary-General He also called meetings to vote against his rivals EXAMPLE: Called a Party meeting in 1925 to vote out Trotsky from all of his important positions LINK: Stalin could use his position to gain loyal supporters and make decisions that would benefit him
  15. 15. Trotsky’s weaknesses Trotsky was considered arrogantby most people in the Communist Party He thought he would succeed Lenin – was complacent and did NOT build up support like Stalin
  16. 16. Trotsky’s weaknesses Trotsky was considered arrogantby most people in the Communist Party EXAMPLE: He had criticised the decisions of the Communist Party  looked like he was arrogant and disloyal.
  17. 17. Trotsky’s weaknesses Wanted to spread the revolution to the whole world (worldwide revolution) instead of just focusing on building up Russia. Stalin however, focussed on communism in one country – meaning strengthen USSR first before thinking about other countries.
  18. 18. Trotsky’s weaknesses Stalin made Trotsky look like he no longer believed in the Russian Communist Party LINK: Thus, Stalin was more popular with the communists and able to get more support
  19. 19. Was Stalin’s position as Secretary-General the main reason why Stalin rose to power?

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