The communist movement and the watershed year of ’56


First the XX Congress and the end of Stalinism. Then the threat of armed intervention in Poland. Finally, the Nagy rebellion in Hungary. With the Americans caught unaware and the Chinese demanding equal standing with the USSR. Crucial to the history of the Cold War and the international communist movement. There’s every reason to call 1956 an unforgettable year.

First the XX Congress and the end of Stalinism. Then the threat of armed intervention in Poland. Finally, the Nagy rebellion in Hungary. With the Americans caught unaware and the Chinese demanding equal standing with the USSR. Crucial to the history of the Cold War and the international communist movement. There’s every reason to call 1956 an unforgettable year.

 

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