CONTENTS - EASTERN EUROPE - INDICATIONS OF CHANGES EMPHASIS IN COMMUNIST STRATE

Created: 5/9/1947

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CONTENTS

IN BRIEF.

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western europe

eastern europe

Indications of Changed Emphasis in Communist Strategy. 3

FAR EAST

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EASTERN EUROPE

The Kremlin's concern over the present position of theprogram abroadparticularly in central and western Europeis reflectedecent PRAVDA article commemoratingh anniversary of Lenin's "Aprilhe article appears designeduide to foreign Communist Parties in combatting tho US program of aid to countries threatened by Communism and the competition of non-Communist liberals for working-class supportonsiderations which the Kremlin apparently believes are sapping the revolutionary strength of the proletariat.

The PRAVDA article compares the current world situation with conditions in Russia inhen the Revolution threatened to terminatearliamentary democracy. Lenin, recognizing theweakness of the Bolsheviks, urged that open rupture with the Provisional Government be avoided until the Bolsheviks achievedpower to overthrow the Government and replace lt with the Bolshevik-dominated Soviets (localnstead Lenin urged

revitallzatlon and consolidation of thencampaign against the Provisional Government andelements whichendency toward compromise; andefforts to gain control of the Soviets through legitimatemeans. (Until that time, the Soviets wereleftist groups with mass support but without centralized

The current applicability of this strategy to centralwhere the Communists are delicately balanced between success and failures obvious. In accordance with Lenin's program andduring the Russian Revolution, the Kremlin apparently proposes for countries such as France andntensive agitation against their present governments and against noo-Communist liberals; and

development of highly-disciplined Communist cores which,proper moment, could assume control.rogram isto the current situation in France where, relieved ofresponsibility, the Communists areosition to threatensubversion, and trade-union agitation) the stability ofGovernment. Where Communism is less powerful, the Kremlin

desires to concentrate on gaining: control of trade unions and other liberal organizations. Current Soviet propaganda evidently envisages the World Federation of Trade Unionsrimary vehicle of Soviet Ideological expansion.

The Politburo apparently has decided that the time has come for an all-out offensive, aimed at capturing the leadership of theclass, neutralizing the influence of non-Communist liberals, and discrediting "capitalist attraction and deception of the masses.

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