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The Third International, officially the International Workers' Association, also known as the Syndicalist International or simply the International, is an international leftist organization advocating for world syndicalism and global cooperation. It was founded in 1921, one and a half years after the end of the Weltkrieg and mere months after the end of the French and Italian Civil Wars, by the newly-established Commune of France and Socialist Republic of Italy.

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First International

The International Workingmen's Association, often called the First International, was the first socialist international, founded in 1864. Its goal was to unite the various left-wing socialist, communist and anarchist political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle. Its first congress was held in 1866 in Geneva. At its height, the IWA had 5 to 8 million members. In 1872 the organization split in two between marxist and anarchist factions. It dissolved in 1876.

Second International

In Paris, 14 July 1889, various socialist parties formed the first socialist International, the Second International. It continued the work of the dissolved First International but excluded the powerful syndicalism movement and unions. The Second International dissolved in 1916 during the Weltkrieg.

History

Origins: 1917-1921

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First Period: 1921-1926

It was founded in 1921, one and a half years after the end of the Weltkrieg and mere months after the end of the French and Italian Civil Wars, by the newly-established Commune of France and Socialist Republic of Italy.

Second Period: 1926-1936

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Structure of the International

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The International has several bureaus, each dealing with a particular aspect of the workers' international struggle. Each branch has an executive committee whose members are elected by and from the members of the International's central committee.

The Third International's Central Committee

The central committee of the International is the main executive body of the organization. It includes members from each of the member organizations who are allocated delegate seats based on the member's size proportional to the total number of members in the International. The delegates are elected from within the membership of the organizations according to their own internal voting protocols. The duties of the central committee is to elect executive committees, ensure the orderly function of the international and decide on major decisions regarding the future of the proletarian struggle.

The International Workers' Armed Forces

The International Workers' Armed Forces is the military branch of the International and acts as the military alliance of member nations. Membership in the armed forces is voluntary and most member organizations of the international are members in the alliance. The duties of the armed forces are to defend and advance the proletarian revolution. While the individual armies of member countries remain under their own command, the Revolutionary Military Council of the International coordinates the allied armies both in drills and in times of war.

The International Phalanstère

The International Phalanstère is the International's economic branch and includes both developed and developing Socialist countries. The Phalanstère's main activities are economic development aid to its members and the promotion of trade and cooperation within the socialist world.

The International Workers' Culture Council

The International Workers' Culture council, or the Cultural council is the cultural branch of the International. Its members are usually artists, athletes and authors, and they carry out various international cultural projects such as the Burgos international art festival and the Spartikade. The Cultural Council is particularly influential in the rising fields of mass media and cinema, with many non-socialist artists looking at them in inspiration.

The World Association of Toiling Thinkers

The World Association of Toiling Thinkers is the scientific branch of the International, combining intellectuals from fields ranging from Anthropology to Nuclear scientists in an effort to advance humanity and the working class. The association is known for being quite liberal in what it considers to be legitimate science and as such it attracts geniuses and eccentrics alike to participate and perhaps revolutionize their fields.

Member Parties and Organisations

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Country Party Name Founded Joined Ideology Leader Affiliated Organisations Situation Symbols
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Socialist Republic of Italy

Unione Sindacalista (US)

(Syndicalist Faction)

1918/19 1921 (Founding Member) Orthodox Syndicalism Palmiro Togliatti -- Ruling Party

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Commune of France

Parti Syndicaliste Unifié (PSU)

(United Syndicalist Party)

1919 1921 (Founding Member) Orthodox Syndicalism Jean Zyromski General Confederation of Labour Ruling Party

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Commune of France

Comités Syndicalistes Révolutionnaires (CSR)

(Revolutionary Syndicalist Committees)

1919 1921 (Founding Member) Orthodox Syndicalism Jean Zyromski General Confederation of Labour Ruling Party

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Commune of France

Bloc Totaliste

(Totalist Bloc)

?? ?? Totalism ?? -- Major opposition party

Flag of Commune of France

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Patagonia Argentina

Unión de Sindicatos Argentinos (USA)

(Union of Argentinian Syndicates)

?? ?? Orthodox Syndicalism, Anarcho-Sydncialism Antonio Soto Union of Argentinian Syndicates Ruling Party

Flag of Patagonian Worker's Front

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Patagonia Argentina

Rodolfo Ghioldi Totalist Wing of Comite de Unidad Sindical Clasista (CUSC) ?? ?? Totalism Rodolfo Ghioldi -- Major opposition party --
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Union of Britain

Labour Party 1925 1925 Orthodox Syndicalism, British Autonomism, Anarcho-Syndicalism, Totalism Thomas Mann Trade Union Congress Ruling Party

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Chile

Partido Sindicalista Chileno (PSC)

(Syndicalist Party of Chile)

?? ?? Orthodox Syndicalism Marmaduke Grove -- Ruling Party

Flag of Syndicalist Republic of Chile

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Bharatiya Commune India

Moderate Faction of Bharatiya 1925?? ?? Orthodox Syndicalism ?? -- Ruling Party

Flag of Bharatiya Commune

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China

國民黨 (KMT)

(Chinese Nationalist Party, commonly referred to as Kuomintang)

1919 ?? Wang Jingwei Thought Wang Jingwei Chinese Syndicalist Party Major party among warlord states of China, Underground Party, Party leadership in exile in France(??)

Flag of the KMT government of JiangFu Insurgent Zone

Flag of the KMT

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China

中國工會黨 (ZGD)

(Chinese Syndicalist Party)

?? ?? Orthodox Syndicalism, Anarcho-Sydncialism Chen Duxiu Member organisation of Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) Minor political organisation in China

Flag of the KMT government of JiangFu Insurgent Zone

Flag of the KMT

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Germany

Deutsche Organisation der Internationale

(German Organisation of the Internationale)

1918 1921 (Founding Member) Orthodox Syndicalism, Totalism, Communism Karl Liebknecht Free Association of German Trade Unions Underground Party --
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Germany

Freie Vereinigung deutscher Gewerkschaften (FVdG)

(Free Association of German Trade Unions)

1897 1921 (Founding Member) Anarcho-Syndicalism Fritz Kater “Der Syndikalist” (The Syndicalist) Magazine Underground Organisation --
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Ireland

Irish Syndicalist Party ?? ?? Orthodox Syndicalism, "Larkinism" James Larkin Irish Transport and General Workers' Union Underground Party --
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Ireland

Saor Éire ?? ?? Totalism Peadar O'Donnell Irish Citizen Army Underground Party --

World congresses

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Event Date Location Notes
Founding Congress 1921 Paris ??

Name Translation

Language Name Acronym
English International Workers' Association IWA
French Association internationale des travailleurs AIT
Spanish Asociación Internacional de los Trabajadores AIT
Italian Associazione Internazionale dei Lavoratori (Possibly incorrect??) AIL
German Internationale Arbeiter-Assoziation IAA
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