Who would make a better leader of Animal Farm in Animal Farm, Snowball or Napoleon?

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Snowball would make a better leader than Napoleon. His capacity is demonstrated before Napoleon uses the dogs to run him off Animal Farm.

Snowball is hardworking and a planner, and he thinks ahead. For example, he is intelligent enough to know that Farmer Jones will mount an attack to retake Animal Farm, and he prepares for that by studying the military campaigns of Julius Caesar. He also anticipates what the animals' needs will be and so can formulate good ideas, such as building the windmill.

While Snowball favors some privileges for the pigs, he also has the welfare of all the animals at heart. He rules through rationalism, courage, and persuasion.

Napoleon, however, rules entirely through force and fear. He uses the violence of...

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Snowball would definitely be a better leader since he genuinely believes in true communism that Old Major believed in as well. Napoleon, on the other hand, had another aspect of communism in which he focused more towards the power that he and the pigs can gain.