Trotsky, like Lenin and all of the original Bolsheviks was trying to continue the international world revolution of the workers started by Russia. They were fighting these idea of "motherland" and "patriot" that are put forth by the Capitalists who profit from war and will do anything they can to get people to join the army. I do not understand what you mean by "Democracy" except a Democracy in which hundreds of political opponents are executed and millions are slaughtered in purges. Stalin killed so many of the original Bolsheviks. Stalin also turned his own position into a dictatoral one with absolute power.