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    Trotskyism or Bolshevik-Leninism is a Soc-h.png Socialist and Internation.png Internationalist ideology focusing on the political ideals of the Soviet revolutionary Lev Davidovich Bronstein.png Leon Trotsky. It is distinguished in the belief of "permanent revolution".


    Trotskyism originated during the life of Lev Davidovich Bronstein.png Leon Trotsky, who was influenced by the ideas of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. When the October Revolution occured, Trotsky was a major leader of the revolution and contributed greatly to leading the Petrograd Soviet. During the Russian Civil War, Trotsky was a major leader of the Red Army. When Joseph Stalin came to power in 1924, Trotsky was exiled from the ML.png USSR and formed the Fourth International with other Trotskyists. Trotskyism and the Fourth International continued to exist after Trotsky's assassination. After the death of the unified Fourth International, the League for the Fifth International (L5I) was eventually formed in hopes of creating a new Trotskyist 'Fifth International'. The L5I still exists to this day and has affiliated parties in multiple countries.


    Trotskyism's main belief is the "Permanent Revolution", which is the belief that the complete victory of the Cap.png bourgeois-democratic revolution in Russia is conceivable only in the form of Ormarxf.png the dictatorship of the proletariat, leaning on the peasantry. The Cap.png democratic revolution grows over directly into the Soc-h.png socialist revolution and thereby becomes a permanent revolution.

    Another important Trotskyist belief is the theory of the "Degenerated Workers' State". According to it, a Orthlen.png Dictatorship of the Proletariat may develop a powerful caste of state bureaucrats, which will seize the power from the workers. Stalin.png Such a state will be unable to progress further towards Ormarxf.png higher-stage Communism, and without any political revolution to overthrow the bureaucracy, it will eventually slide back to Cap.png Capitalism. As such, Trotsky believed that a socialist state would need to be run Dsa.png democratically.

    Clif.png Cliffism

    Cliffism' is an Ideology that is in its core Trotskyist but has broken with key components of Orthodox Trotskyism, such as the theory of Deformed Worker's States. It is more ideologically Versatile and puts more emphasis on identity Politics than normal Trotskyism, attempting to "Unite the Struggles". Cliffism is, similar to Trotskyism, on the far Left politically and culturally and slightly above the Authority Axis. It wants to achieve a Leninist Multi-Party Council Communist Democracy.


    Cliffism was founded in 1948 by Israeli-British Socialist Tony Cliff (real name Yigael Gluckstein). Initially a member of the british wing of the Fourth International, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Cliff was expelled in the 50s for refusing to take a stance for or against North Korea in the Korean War, seeing it as a War between two capitalist Nations and founded the "International Socialists" who would later become the "Socialist Workers Party" of the UK. From there on the SWP was a constant, if minor, power within British Politics, organising during the Vietnam War, being an important part of the Anti-Nazi-League. Due to its ability to change Tactics rapidly it was able to survive Thatcherism and later showed itself again in Anti-War movements. It continues to be force in British Politics to this day. Outside of Britain its Tendency is very strong in Ireland and Germany, where it has members in Parliament.

    Personality and Behaviour

    Cliffism is most often seen with Trotskyism. They are rather reserved but when angered start chanting Slogans with a Megaphone. They also have a fondness for Congresses, Placards and Newspapers. Despite denouncing them as "Reformists" Cliffism constantly works with Socdem.png Social Democracy and Dsa.png Democratic Socialism in the name of left Unity, something LeftCom.png Left Communism likes to mock them for.



    How to Draw

    Trotskyism's design is based on a soviet flag by ColumbianSFR on DeviantArt.com.

    Flag of Trotskyism
    1. Draw a ball
    2. Fill the ball with red
    3. Color the bottom fifth with yellow
    4. Add the emblem of the Fourth International within the canton in top left:
      1. Draw a small yellow hammer-and-sickle
      2. Within the symbol, draw a slanted number "four"
    5. Draw the eyes
    6. (Optional) Give the ball small reading glasses

    You are finished!

    Color Name HEX RGB
    Red #CC0000 204, 0, 0
    Gold #FFD700 255, 215, 0


    Товарищи (Comrades)

    • Ormarxf.png Marxism - Dad knows best.
    • Orthlen.png Leninism - I helped him set up the Soviet Union. And I am his legitimate successor.
    • Luxem.png Rosa Luxemburg - Fellow democracy-loving vanguard Marxist. Tad too libertarian, though.
    • Cardenas.png Cardenismo - Nationalist and too economically moderate, but thanks for giving me shelter for the rest of my life in Mexico. And your level of bravery and honesty definitely has my respect.[4]

    Попутчики (Fellow travellers)

    • Posadist.png Posadism - My space-obsessed son, who seems to be always looking at the sky and that have really weird and extreme ideas and views. Surely his insane ideals of total nuclear obliteration will TOTALLY never be realized right?
    • Strasser.png Strasserism - We have a similar story. I, too, was betrayed and killed... (Nationalism is still cringe)
    • LeftCom.png Left Communism - Agrees with me about Stalin.png him, and I get it, the 4th International is just a student union right now, but it will become bigger eventually. And I am more popular than you are.
    • Councom.png Council Communism - Silly poet, you are just afraid of the masses.
    • Caudillo.png Caudillismo - I like you when you're with me and hate you when you're against me.
    • Neomarx.png Neo-Marxism - Great job expanding my dad's theories, but you are far too liberal for me.
    • Menshevik.png Menshevik - I used to be you, but now I think you're way too moderate. Like Lenin did before his last years.
    • Kemal.png Kemalism - Even though I don't like your ideology, you hosted me in Istanbul for 4 years. Thanks.
    • Honecker.png Honeckerism - You also want a sozialistische Weltrepublik, but you're too revisionist.
    • Blacknat.png Black Nationalism - You seem pretty cool, but why do most of you not like me? At least there's still a significant amount of black Trotskyists.

    Ревизионисты (Revisionists)

    • Agsoc.png Agrarian Socialism - We will arouse and organize the advanced workers and through the workers, we shall arouse the peasants. You Kulaks!
    • Mao3word.png Maoism–Third Worldism - I didn't mean this when I said that workers should cooperate with peasants.
    • ML.png Marxism–Leninism - Simply an inferior, he doesn't portray Marxist text as it should be. You also didn't crack down on the family enough. But cracking down Kulaks was based(although I would do it more moderately and etc., etc.,)
    • Stalin.png Stalinism - Fucking bureaucrat purged me and then sent some asshole to kill me with an ice axe.
    • Mao.png Maoism - Stalinist who expelled my son, Chen Duxiu and you called me revisionist. Besides, the peasant war by itself without the direct leadership of the proletarian vanguard can only pass on the power to a new bourgeois clique, some “Left” Kuomintang or other, “a third party”, etc., etc.,
    • Hochi.png Ho Chi Minh Thought - I will not forget what you did to the workers in Saigon. And you killed Trot.pngTạ Thu Thâu and my followers while ww2.
    • Bukh.png Bukharinism - Even more degenerated bureaucrat, who helped to purge me! I hate you so much, I would rather work with Stalin against you, than with you against Stalin! But a lot of my modern followers like you for some reason.
    • Dengf.png Dengism - You are a proof that every Stalin.png Degenerated Workers' State will inevitably return to Capitalism.
    • Khrusch.png Khrushchevism - The new boss of the bureaucracy after Stalin. You helped him with the purges and the creation of his cult of personality and after his death you denounced him.
    • Imp.png Imperialism - You oppressed the workers! I won't forgive you for what you have done!
    • Fash.png Fascism, I am nothing to like you, You son of a bitch!
    • Nazi.png Nazism - No matter how much I hate Stalin.png his degenerated workers’ state, he is still far better than your genocidal fascist bourgeois state. So f**k off!
    • Nazbol.png National Bolshevism - You can't be serious!
    • Natcom.png National Communism - Fake communist. The proletariat knows no country. International!
    • Bernst.pngReformist Marxism - Another fake communist! Revolution in inevitable.
    • Makhnovism.png Platformism - You should have joined the bolsheviks in 1920.
    • Ancom.png Anarcho-Communism - I kicked you out of Ukraine for a reason.
    • AnSynd.png Anarcho-Syndicalism - The Kronstadt rebellion was a bourgeois counterrevolution attempt!
    • Insarch.png Insurrectionary Anarchism - Permanent Insurrection? That's Impossible! Just a counter-revolutionary being!
    • Tito.png Titoism - Revisionist who calls me a tool of fascism.
    • Hoxha.png Hoxhaism - Stalinite scum. I'm not not revisionist, you are!
    • Socdem.png Social Democracy - You shot Lenin and killed Rosa!(Although lot's of you guys prefer me over Stalinism)
    • Cap.png Capitalism - I may hate Stalin, but even a Degenerated Workers' State is still better, than a Bourgeois one!
    • Unimon.png Universal Monarchism - You don't know me that well. Just face the Permanent revolution!

    Further Information


    Works by Trotsky

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    1. Only in his early days.
    2. Trotsky considered himself as a follower of Rosa Luxemburg.
    3. Trotsky opposed the NEP and supported a centrally planned economy.
    4. https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/atc/2939.html


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