World: IDEOLOGICAL SCHISM IN THE COMMUNIST WORLD

The aim of socialism is the elimination of the fragmentation of humanity in petty states and the individualism of nations—not only the coming closer of nations to each other, but their merger or fusion.

—Lenin, 1916

The task of the Communist parties [abroad] is to support Soviet power, since the Soviet Union is the mainstay of the revolutionary movement in all countries.

—Stalin, 1925

THE Soviet Union has always argued that it was more than just a nation. As the fountainhead of an ideology that promised to right the world's wrongs and usher in a...

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