Accession Number : ADA335744

Title :   The Stalinist Theory of Colonial Revolution and the National Liberation Movement in Tropical and South America,

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Potekhin, I. I.

PDF Url : ADA335744

Report Date : 31 AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The second stage in the development of the national problem begins with the epoch of imperialism leading capitalist powers occupy colonies and become multi-national, colonial empires. In that manner the national problem developed into a colonial or a national-colonial problem, i.e. into a problem pertaining to the liberation of the colonial peoples and of the dependent countries from imperialist oppression. Formerly the national problem was an internal governmental problem, whereas at the present time it. is an inter-state, and a world problem; the national problem became a part of the general problem of the proletarian revolution,and the dictatorship of the proletariat. The opportunist trends and the theoreticians of the II International did not want to notice this radical change. in the development of the national problem. Lenin and Stalin were the first ones to discover the relationship of the national problem with the problem pertaining to colonies, established a theoretical foundation for that relationship and made it 'the basis for the revolutionary activity of the proletariat. 'Formerly the national problem was usually limited by a tight circle of questions pertaining principally to 'cultured' nationalities.' The Irish, Hungarians, Poles the,Finnish people, the Serbians and certain other European nationalities--this is the group of people who do not enjoy full civil rights and whose fate intcrested the members of the II International. Tens and hundreds of millions of Asiatic and African people, who are suffering national oppression in its most oppressive and cruel form, usually remained beyond their field of vision. They hesitated to place the blacks, the 'cultured' and the 'uncultured' into the same category. At the present time such duality and half-way policies in the national problem may be considered as having been liquidated.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), *SOCIALISM, GLOBAL, TRANSLATIONS, CIVIL AFFAIRS, INTERNAL FRICTION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE