He joined Lenin's movement in 1917, and soon became his right hand man. He was the "Father" of the Red Army. A brilliant organizer and theorist, Trotsky was also brusque, and some felt overbearing.Chariman of the Petrograd Soviet.
Headed the early Brest-Litovisk negotiating team
Served as Foreign Commissar. Became involved in the power struggle with 3 other men after Lenin's death in 1925. By 1927 Trotsky was removed from all of his offices, expelled from the party, and exiled to Siberia. In 1929, he was forced out of Russian, and eventually he moved to Mexico, where he was murdered in 1940 by one of Stalin's agents. Trotsky's death put Stalin in complete control of the Soviet Union.