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Permanent Revolution

Permanent Revolution is the theory of how to put Communism into practice developed by the Russian Communist, Leon Trotsky, a leading figure in the Bolsheviks.

Its basic tenet is that socialism cannot work in one state alone and that the role of Communists is to ensure that the Proletarian Revolution[?] is advanced across the world. It also stresses that society must remain consistently revolutionary (hence the term permanent revolution).

Trotsky claimed that this theory most closely resembled the theory of the leading Bolshevik, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, but lost out in a power struggle to Josef Stalin after Lenin's death.

Trotsky's permanent revolution theory stood in stark contrast to Stalin's Socialism in One Country[?] theory.

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