Foreign News: The Numbers Game

Latest figures on the Communists, from the Communists' own sources, as given in the World Today, published by Britain's Royal Institute of International Affairs:

¶China's Communist Party (12 million) is the world's largest, followed by Russia's "nearly 8,000,000." Of the world's 33 million Communists, 84% belong to Communist Parties that are in power.

¶Four countries in the free world—Italy, Indonesia, France and India—together concentrate four-fifths of the Communists outside the Soviet bloc.

¶The 13 states where Communists are in power embrace 26% of the world's land surface, nearly 35% of the world's population, and about one-third of the world's industrial output.


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