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Cominform

(kŏm`ĭnfôrm) [acronym for Communist Information Bureau], information agency organized in 1947 and dissolved in 1956. Its members were the Communist parties of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia. The Cominform attempted to reestablish information exchanges among the European Communist parties that had lapsed since the dissolution (1943) of the CominternComintern
[acronym for Communist International], name given to the Third International, founded at Moscow in 1919. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin feared a resurgence of the Second, or Socialist, International under non-Communist leadership.
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. Its decisions were not binding, nor was membership obligatory for Communist parties. It was not a reconstitution of the Comintern, only a setting up of information contacts. Its chief function was the publication of materials designed to demonstrate the unity of its members. In 1948 the Cominform expelled the Yugoslav Communist party because of the defiance by Marshal TitoTito, Josip Broz
, 1892–1980, Yugoslav Communist leader, marshal of Yugoslavia. He was originally Josip Broz. Rise to Power

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 of Soviet supremacy. In 1956, as a gesture of reconciliation with Tito, the Cominform was dissolved.
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7) During the first period, which started with Yugoslavia's ejection from the communist international, the Cominform, in 1948, and lasted until 1965, enterprises had little latitude in exercising their purported freedom, because most of the critical economic functions, for example, capital allocation, remained in central control.
Internally, Yugoslavia remained a communist country after its expulsion from the Cominform, while externally the country moved away from the Soviet bloc toward non-alignment.
Peace Council, and the above-mentioned Communist front organizations and activists have been carrying out Suslov's Cominform directive for over five decades.
After Tito's break from the Cominform and Stalin in 1948, relations between the Albanian state and Yugoslavia rapidly worsened, making life for Yugoslav Albanians often unbearable.
The CCF aimed to mobilize the energies of the "NonCommunist Left" and to meet head-on the worldwide challenge of the Cominform, the Soviet cultural organization.
The policy of Communist expansion which had been suspended in 1943 with the dissolution of the Cominterm was resumed with the establishment of the Cominform.
While the Soviet Union was building its new empire, the Cominform (1947) was calling for the liberation of the old western capitalist empires in Asia and Africa.
Yugoslavia's and Albania's status as fraternal socialist states prevented an Albanian response to Yugoslavia's re-annexation of Kosovo in 1945, but in 1948, after Yugoslavia's expulsion from the Cominform, the Albanian government raised the issue of Kosovo's 'unsettled' status.
From Comintern to Cominform (Harmondsworth 1975); Roderick Martin, Communism and the British Trade Unions, 1924-1933: A Study of the National Minority Movement (Oxford 1969); Willie Thompson, The Good Old Cause: British Communism 1920-1991 (London 1992), 44-50; Rodney, Soldiers of the International, 147-58; E.
The foundation in 1947 of Cominform, aimed at diminishing US influence in Europe, the Communist takeover in Prague in 1948 and the Berlin Blockade in 1949 confirmed fears in the West of Soviet encirclement.
Originally part of the Soviet Bloc, the country broke away from the Cominform in 1948 and began to develop its own domestic and foreign policies.
Davies, Foundations of a Planned Economy, I: 1926-1929 (Harmondsworth 1974), 497; Fernando Claudin, The Communist Movement: From Comintern to Cominform (Harmondsworth 1977), 77; Milorad M.