dec 5, 1925 - Exploitation of
• Communist Party split into two main groups
• Stalin took advantage of these ideological divisions to eliminate his competitors.
• He allied himself with both sides at different times.
Gain key allies to first remove Trotsky, then Zinoviev and Kamanev → no one left to challenge him by 1929
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Combined Humanities 2267
unfinished; only did Chpt 1-3++