Political Bloc

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Political Bloc


permanent or temporary agreement (alliance) concluded by states, parties, or groups in order to achieve common political goals through joint actions. Political blocs may appear in various forms; they may include a collective appeal to the population by the groups forming the bloc, nomination of the same candidates in elections, elaboration of a single political platform, the creation of a coalition government, united militant actions in class battles, and joint armed struggle against a common enemy.

Political blocs between Communist parties and other parties are permissible only with a view to defending the rights of working people; it is obligatory that complete ideological, political, and organizational independence be maintained and that fidelity to the fundamental class principles be observed (for example, the temporary political bloc formed by the Bolsheviks and left Socialist Revolutionaries in late 1917 to early 1918). In the election of deputies to the Soviets in the USSR, the CPSU acts in a political bloc with non-Party members.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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