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Communist International. Congress. Statutes, theses and conditions of admission to the Communist International - Image 4. 1920?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/98/show/3.

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Title Statutes, theses and conditions of admission to the Communist International
Alternative Title Statutes, theses and conditions of admission to the Communist International, adopted by the second Congress of the Communist International July 17 to August 7, 1920
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Communist International. Congress
Publisher Workers Party of America
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
Date 1920?
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Communist International
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 85 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HX11.I5A5
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304554~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
Note Conference: Communist International (2nd Congress : 1920 : Leningrad and Moscow)
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Transcript suffered a complete failure. Undermined by opportunism and damaged by the treason of its leaders who had taken the side of the bourgeoisie—the Second International perished. The Third Communist International which was established in March, 1919, in the capital of the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, in the city of Moscow, solemnly proclaims before the entire world that it takes upon itself to continue and to complete the great cause begun by the First International Workers' Association. The Third Communist International was formed at a moment when the Imperialist slaughter of 1914-1918, in which the Imperialist bourgeoisie of the various countries had sacrificed twenty million men, came to an end. Keep in mind the Imperialist war! This is the first appeal of the Communist International to every toiler wherever he may live and whatever language he may speak. Keep in mind that owing to the existence of the capitalist system a small group of Imperialists had the opportunity during four long years to compel the workers of various countries to cut each other's throats. Keep in mind that the bourgeois war has cast Europe and the entire world into a state of extreme destitution and starvation. Keep in mind that unless the capitalist system is overthrown the repetition of such criminal war is not only possible but inevitable. The Communist International makes its aim to put up an armed strugigle for the overthrow of the International bourgeoisie and to create an International Soviet Republic as a transition stage to the complete abolition of the State. The Communist International considers the dictatorship of the proletariat as the only means for the liberation of humanity from the horrors of capitalism. The Communist International considers the Soviet form of government as the historically evolved form of this dictatorship of the proletariat. The Imperialist war is responsible for the close union of the fates of the workers of one country with the fates of the workers of all other countries. The imperialist war emphasizes once more what is pointed out in the statute of the First International : that the emancipation of labor is neither a local, nor a national task, but one of a social and international character. The Communist International once for ever breaks with the traditions of the Second International which in reality only re- [-4 J-