What events lead to Snowball's expulsion from Animal Farm? chapter 5

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The main development that leads to the expulsion of Snowball from the farm is his conflict with Napoleon. At first all seems well, but as the story progresses, Snowball grows in power. For example, he is a commemorated war hero, and he proves to be a better speaker (as well as the more intelligent one). He is also forward thinking as he wants to build a windmill to provide electricity for all the animals. A windmill can automatize things and so make life easier and more efficient. 

Napoleon obviously...

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Well Napoleon thought that Snowball was threatning his position as leader so he quickly got rid of him. The lust of absolute power also contributed to Snowball's Expulsion. It is clear that Napoleon always disagreed with Snowball even though he knew what he was doing was right. This tells us that while Snowball served the farm Napoleon only served himself

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