Best Answer

he lead the red army in victory over the white army in the russian civil war and was supposed to be next in power, but stalin's supporters made sure he didn't. soon he was sent to exile were he was murdered in Mexico on August 21, 1940 with an ice axe.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2012-09-07 01:15:24
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

World War 2

20 cards

What year was japan's World War 2

What describes an important outcome of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War 2

What was a goal of the Bolshevik party in Russia in 1917

Why did the German Empire deserve to take over parts of Czechoslovakia

See all cards
63 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why was leon trotsky important?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
People also asked