Snowball's strategic prowess mirrors his Russian Revolution counterparts quite effectively. Trotsy was an incredibly strategic military leader who got the job done under Lenin as he was supposed to.
Likewise, Snowball's effectiveness earned him an honor among the animals: "Animal Hero, First Class." He also gave an inspirational speech that moved and motivated the animals. He spoke of the need for all animals to be willing to die for Animal Farm. At this point, Snowball appears an appropriate fulltime leader for the animals.