Foreign News: Goodbye to the Cominform

Eighteen of Stalin's top international incendiaries met in Poland in 1947 "to reorganize the general staff of the world revolution." The Cominform they created, even more than the old Comintern that Stalin had diplomatically dissolved in wartime 1943, failed to set the world on fire. Barely a year later, Tito's Yugoslavia split off from Stalin's world, and the furious tyrant turned the energy of the Cominform to attacking and destroying Tito. It failed at that, too.

Apart from the Russians and their six Eastern European satellites, only the French and Italian Communist Parties ever belonged to the Cominform....

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