Communist Party of the United States

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October 19, 2021

Communist Party of the United States of America; Abbreviation: CPUSA) is a political party and communist party of the United States, formed in 1919 after secession from Socialist Party of America It is a joint group of the labor movement in the United States. The Communist Party of the United States has a long and complex history that is closely linked to the American labor movement and the history of the Communist Party around the world. The party was influential in American politics during the first half of the 20th century and played a key role in the Labor movement from the 1920s through the 1940s, becoming known for its resistance to racist and racist ideas. Party membership increased during the Great Depression. But membership of the US Communist Party has declined due to events such as the Red Scare and the influence of McCarthy. While support for the Soviet Union drove the Communist Party away from the United States in the 1960s. The Communist Party of the United States opposed the idea of ​​Glasnost and Perestroika in the Soviet Union. And as a result of funding from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that ended in 1989, the Communist Party of the United States remained committed to the Marxist-Leninist ideology.

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Arnesen, Eric, "Civil Rights and the Cold War at Home: Postwar Activism, Anticommunism, and the Decline of the Left," American Communist History (2012), 11#1 pp 5–44. Zumoff, Jacob A. The Communist International and US Communism, 1919-1929. [2014] Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2015.The number of articles, pamphlets, and books directly or tangentially relating to Communism in America and the CPUSA is vast, numbering into the thousands of titles. For a selection of the most important titles, see Bibliography on American Communism.

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Communist Party Votes by States and Counties 1922-1946: Maps and charts showing the geography of party strength, detailing the number of votes f

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