What Marxist revolutionary helped secure power for the Soviets during the Russian Revolution and was assassinated in Mexico in 1940 by orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin?
Trotsky was a leader of the Bolsheviks but lost much influence following Lenin's death when Stalin took power. Trotsky was critical of the Communist Party, and argued in favor of better economic planning. He was pushed out of the Communist Party and was later deported prior to his death.
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