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By Leon Trotsky

No matter if calling for an finish to the capitalist process, addressing the crowds after the Russian Revolution, or attacking Stalin in the course of his years of exile, Trotsky's speeches provide a rare perception right into a guy whose phrases and activities decided the fates of thousands.

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But once you have appointed it, you must give it the right to choose the technical specialists, the clerks, the secretaries in the broad sense of the word and, in military affairs, in particu1ar. For is it possible for the Soviet government to appoint military specialists against the interests of the labouring and peasant masses? Besides, there is no other way at the present, no other way open, but the way of appointment. The army is now only in the process of formation. How could soldiers who have just entered the army choose the chiefS!

Our delegation, after a long struggle, wrung from the German government, as one of the conditions of the armistice, a commitment not to transfer troops to other fronts. Thus, those German troops which are stationed between the Black Sea and the Baltic are to have a month's respite which is laying Europe waste; and second, to use all the from the gruesome nightmare of war. The Rumanian lands to overthrow the rule of capital and to seize political adhered to the armistice. But on the French, Italian, and power in order to reconstruct Europe and the whole all other fronts the war is still going on.

Brest-Litovsk treaty, which is a predatory and oppressive It is true, comrades, that at the present moment the treaty: True, very true, there is no treaty so predatory, frontiers of our country are secure neither in the East 59 An Appeal to the Toiling Peoples ofEurope Leon Trotsky nor in the West. Over there in the East, Japan has for a everything was perfectly definite and exact. The Japanese long time past been trying to grab from us the most ambassador in Rome spoke about it, and the tidings of fertile, the richest parts of Siberia, and the Japanese press the coming seizure of the Siberian railway was circulated is only concerned as to the terdtorial limit up to which by the wireless stations of the Japanese headquarters Japan is called upon to 'save' Siberia.

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