The Organisational Structure of the Communist Parties, the Methods and Content of Their Work: Theses
Year Published:  1921
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX7212

Adopted at the Third Congress of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921.

There is no absolute form of organisation which is correct for Communist Parties at all times. The conditions of the proletarian class struggle are constantly changing, and so the proletarian vanguard has always to be looking for effective forms of organisation. Equally, each Party must develop its own special forms of organisation to meet the particular historically-determined conditions within the country.

But there are definite limits to national variations. Proletarian class struggle varies from country to country and according to the stage of the revolution, but the similarity in the conditions of struggle is of decisive importance for the international Communist movement. This similarity serves as a basis for the organisation of all Communist Parties.

It follows that we must develop and improve the existing Communist Parties, not try to replace them with new model Parties or invent absolute organisational forms and ideal statutes.

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