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jan 21, 1924 - Pretended to be close to Lenin

Description:

• Gave Party members impression that Lenin favoured and trusted him.
• Organised Lenin’s funeral and established himself as the chief mourner.
• Prevented Trotsky from attending Lenin’s funeral by giving him the wrong date.
• Hence, Stalin portrayed himself as the natural successor to Lenin.

Gain supporters in Central Committee → majority support → outvote rivals → Stalin most powerful leader left

date used is when Lenin dies

Added to timeline:

2 Nov 2017
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Elective History
Combined Humanities 2267
unfinished; only did Chpt 1-3++

Date:

jan 21, 1924
Now
~ 94 years ago
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