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In "Animal Farm," what does the Battle of Cowshed represent as far as the...

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losers2go | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 15, 2008 at 11:09 PM via web

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In "Animal Farm," what does the Battle of Cowshed represent as far as the Russian Revolution?

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 16, 2008 at 5:53 AM (Answer #1)

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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.

 

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atyourservice | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 7, 2014 at 10:09 PM (Answer #2)

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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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