In Animal Farm, what aspect of the Russian Revolution does the Battle of Cowshed represent?
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The Battle of Cowshed is representative of the inner fighting within Russia that occurred between the remnants of the Czar Nicholas II, loyal followers known as the Whites, and the Red Army led by Leon Trotsky, who is represented by Snowball.
The Battle of Cowshed is what eventually leads to the power struggle between Joseph Stalin, Napoleon, and Trotsky, Snowball for control of the Communist party, Animal Farm.
Stalin takes control of the party, putting his friends in top positions in the party, effectively pushing Trotsky out of the party. Trotsky is exiled, goes to Mexico and is assassinated in 1929 on Stalin's orders.
The battle of cowshed represents the October Revolution when the people of Russia got rid of the Tsars, took control, and brought on a new type of government known as communist.
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