Opposition within the interwar KSČ between 1925 and 1929
The submitted study looks at the previously little investigated issue of opposition groups and trends within the interwar KSČ. Marxist historiography often tended to provide simplified explanations for these groups, whom they termed “liquidators”. The study is limited in time to the period between 1925 and 1929, when Bolshevisation was completed at the party’s Fifth Congress and those with different opinions were expelled. On the basis of documents in archives and periodicals, the crisis, and the opinions of opponents and their critics are monitored chronologically. The opposition groups were not united. They did not come together, at least partially, until 1929. The report notes that opponents were neither career-driven nor opportunists, as they were termed by KSČ leaders, but rather people who were opposed to the principles of Bolshevisation.
Moderní dějiny, redakce, Historický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Prosecká 76, 190 00 Praha 9, Czech Republic
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