Leon Trotsky was a communist theorist. At the age of fourteen, he was relocated in Nikolayev where he was introduced to the ideas of Karl Marx. Trotsky showed his rule for totalitarian communism during the Spanish Civil War while Snowball has always been zealous and fervid to spread Animalism worldwide. Much like Trotsky, Snowbell was intelligent. “Snowball was a vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speeches and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth in character.” (Chap 2, p.12).
In 1917, Trotsky joined the Soviet union, “Trotsky joined the Soviet under the name "Yanovsky" and was elected vice-Chairman. He did much of the actual work at the Soviet and, after Khrustalev-Nosar's arrest on November 26, was elected its Chairman.” (1917, the end of, n.d), while this same situation happened in Animal Farm - Snowball did much of the work in animal farm and after the animals of the farm began to realize Napoleon’s ways, they began to support Snowball’s ideas and plans for their future.
Trotsky was introduced as the People Commissar of Army and Navy Affairs which caused conflict between Stalin and himself, much like Snowball causing conflict between Napoleon and himself after Snowbell leading the victory of Battle of Cowshed. This is where the division of Snowball and Napoleon begins to form. In chapter V, Snowball is chased out of animal farm by Napoleon’s dogs, comparably to Trotsky being exiled from the Soviet and was convicted and sentenced for life.