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1889-07-21 Paris France


21 Jul 1889, Paris (France), as an international association of workers' parties and as a successor to H-XH2820 - International Working Men's Association, 1864, also known as the 'First International'. The organization was split by divergent policies in response to the 1914-1918 War. A postwar reconstruction attempt at a congress in Geneva (Switzerland) was unsuccessful. The initiative was superseded by the H-XH0139 - International Working Union of Socialist Parties, also referred to as 'Vienna Union' or 'Second-and-a-Half International', the H-XH3670 - Communist International (Comintern), also known as the 'Third International', the H-XH2471 - International Socialist Office, known also as 'International Socialist Bureau (ISB)' and the H-XH3774 - Labour and Socialist International (LSI), set up 21 May 1923, Hamburg (Germany). Historically instrumental in setting up F-XF3220 - Socialist International (SI), 1951, Frankfurt-Main (Germany FR), following the work of H-XH0411 - Comité international socialiste consultatif (COMISCO) (set up 1947), which was seen as re-establishing the LSI.

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