Theses on the Fundamental Tasks of the Communist International
Publisher:  Communist International (Comintern), Moscow
Year Published:  1920
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX7211

Adopted at the Second Congress of the Communist International, August 1920.

the principal duty of the Communist parties, from the point of view of the international proletarian movement, is at the present moment the uniting of the dispersed Communist forces, the formation in each country of a single Communist Party (or the strengthening and renovation of the already existing one) in order to assist in the work of preparing the proletariat for the conquest of state power in the form of the dictatorship of the proletariat. The socialist work usually done by groups and parties which recognise the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet by a long way been subjected to the radical strengthening and renewal which is essential if it is to be regarded as Communist work corresponding to the tasks on the eve of the proletarian dictatorship.

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