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p. 1026. Communism's International Allegianceslocked

  • Leslie Holmes

Abstract

‘Communism's international allegiances’ examines the tendency of Communist states to seek closer ties with each other and the problems encountered in doing so. The origins and purpose of Comintern, and the reasons why it folded, are explained. Comintern had been intended as an umbrella organization that would unite like-minded parties, and after its demise, Cominform was established by Moscow in Poland. Cooperation could have economic and security-related advantages, however the fact that Communist states sometimes had fundamentally different interpretations of the basic principles of communism is borne out by the deterioration of relations between China and the USSR in the 1960s.

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