To the Finland Station; a Study in the Writing and Acting of History - Part 3, Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapters 3-4 Summary and Analysis

Lenin first met Leon Trotsky at the London Congress. Trotsky was first introduced to revolutionary at the age of sixteen. At first he sided with the Populists but then switched to Marxism. He studied Marx and Lenin while he was in exile in Siberia which converted him totally to Marxism. He escaped Siberand went to Western Europe to work with revolutionaries there. In London, he stayed at the house of Lenin but at the Second Congress he sided with the minority against Lenin. Lenin cut him off and Trotsky spent the next several years trying to negotiate a reconciliation between the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks. There were demonstrations in Russia led by Father Gapon, who met with Lenin in London. At the 1905 Third Congress, the Russians made it clear they didn't want leadership from the exiles who...

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