First Communist International Meets in Moscow - Congress of Comintern Hot

First Communist International Meets in Moscow - Congress of Comintern

The Communist International, 1920
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Representatives of communist, socialist, and syndicalist organizations meet in Moscow for the first Communist International, also known as the Founding Congress of the Comintern.

The victory of the Bolsheviks in Russia had inspired communists and socialists around the world to call for revolution in their own countries, especially given the hostility of the western European governments against the communist government in the new Soviet Union.

Delegates to the meeting come from many different nations, but the largest group comes from the Soviet Union. The only American delegate is Boris Reinstein of the Socialist Labor Party of America, though the SLP doesn't authorize his presence and doesn't authorize him to vote on their behalf.

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