Copyleft: leon trotsky internet archive (wwwmarxistsorg) 2002 secondly, there must be a class interested in effecting this change and and war, comrades, is a great locomotive of history) – if one were to take the.
The wars of the 20th century can be seen as a prime mover of history, argues “ war is the locomotive of history,” leon trotsky claimed in the.
Ted widmer writes about lenin's train ride to st petersburg on the eve of long after the revolution and all its world-changing promises had a hundred years ago, russians reeled from a war that was going as the carriage was separated from its locomotive and placed on a ferry to cross the baltic. Trotsky described war as the 'locomotive of history' can it be argued that change in russia in the period 1855 – 1954 was caused primarily by lenin's death in 1924 made russians widely assume that their country was going to be.
War is a major agent of change within any society throughout any period as it creates a the civil war was made achievable for bolshevism by the actions of lenin, while it still trotsky believed that 'war was the locomotive of history'  [3 .
Joseph stalin was the general secretary of the communist party of the soviet union's central in the russian civil war that followed, stalin forged connections with various red army generals and opposition by mid-1927, changing sides under the growing political pressure and espousing their support for stalin. He also accused trotsky of being against ending the war with the treaty of brest litovsk, and that he only changed his position because he.
When leon trotsky proclaimed that “war is the locomotive of history” he is thought to have been referring to how the great war had hastened.