30th July, 1940
On this day the Sparticist Government in Berlin dispatched a Russian Emigre, Commissar Leon Trotsky to Geneva where the League of Nations were debating St Petersburg's request for military assistance to defend Republican Russia's territorial integrity from German Communist aggression.
Ironically, during the Bolshevik Uprising of October 1917 Republican Russia had itself been on the verge of a descent into Communism. Most shockingly of all, many of the agitators had been funded by the Imperial Germany Government who attempted to covertly overthrow Kerensky's Administration which had chosen to keep Russia in the Great War after the fall of the Tsar.
Unable to return to New York, Trotsky had fled to Berlin where he founded common cause with Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Leibnicht. By 1939 he occupied a prominent place on the Central Committee...
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