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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

The son of a blacksmith in a Croatian village, Tito fought in Russia with the Austro-Hungarian army in World War I and was captured by
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 of Soviet supremacy. In 1956, as a gesture of reconciliation with Tito, the Cominform was dissolved.
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Book I: De la Komintern al Kominform (Madrid: Ruedo Iberico, 1978), even if the context of Claudin is not the same as the context in Latin America.
La rupture entre la Yougoslavie et le Kominform. Au bout de quelques annees, on nous a explique que c'etait une erreur due a Staline [...].
Adibekov, Kominform i Poslevoennaia Evropa ['Cominform and Posuwar Europe'] (Moscow: Iur, 1994), p.
Although the creation of the Kominform and the Prague coup jolted France into supporting Britain's effort to seek American protection, the Atlantic Pact and the setting up of NATO unleashed more opposition in France than anywhere else in Western Europe.
(4) Si l'on date de 1947 la constitution des deux "blocs" qui suit le Plan Marshall et la creation du Kominform, replique de Moscou, Elsa Triolet fait preuve d'une rapidite particuliere pour se faire aussitot l'echo de ceux qui redoutent une troisieme guerre mondiale et pour qui les Americains portent la responsabilite de cet etat de fait.

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