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How early is too early for a poll?
 

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I like the crazy nationalist Scots character. I think it adds a little flavour to proceedings.
Thenk ye mightily.

Liberals.
Welcome tae th' gang! yer whiggish wig ur devolutionary tam an' kilt ur waitin' fur ye oan th' left.

(Welcome to the gang! Your Whiggish Wig or Devolutionary Tam and Kilt are waiting for you on the left.)
 

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Because you listed Communism, Stalinism I cannot and will not vote Communist.
Maybe some day the Communist party can progress toward Menshevism
 

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This AAR is 6 days old and we are on page 60. There is the original post, then 2 election posts, 1 election result update and 1 proper update.
The rest; 60 votes in 60 posts, then now maybe 10 more vote posts.
That leaves us with around 1100 other more or less on topic posts, including the food fight of previous page.

seriously, this AAR is too fast for me, and too damn fast paced for many others.
You don't have to ready every comment, a lot of the time in Blood and Iron I skipped through them(mostly when you and howard were going off on one :p ) and just looked for the updates, only dipping in every now and then.
 

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Maybe some day the Communist party can progress toward Menshevism
Yeah... that's probably never going to happen. Tommy can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the CPGB changed it's pro-Moscow alignment until Eurocommunism became really big in the 70's and 80's.
 

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I appreciate Enewald's concerns that there are a very large number of comments in these threads and its easy to get lost. There is no easy solution to this because the debates, discussion and interactions between users is obviously a very large part of the appeal of IAARs - to try on clamp down on it if people aren't spaming doesn't seem a good idea. I do keep the contents page diligently updated for those not interested in following through the thread - if you are only interested in the updates and elections themselves and it is quite possible to simply scroll past posts you're not interested in reading. So unless the thread drifts to what I consider spam, I'm not going to take any actions.
 

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Yeah... that's probably never going to happen. Tommy can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the CPGB changed it's pro-Moscow alignment until Eurocommunism became really big in the 70's and 80's.
Yey, death tae th' Communits
 

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((Bolton it shall be, then!))
They actually had an electoral pact with the Tories in Huddersfield and Bolton in those days where the Tories would fight one seat and the Liberals would fight the other, I think Huddersfield East and Bolton West, or the other way around.
 

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Yeah... that's probably never going to happen. Tommy can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the CPGB changed it's pro-Moscow alignment until Eurocommunism became really big in the 70's and 80's.
You came to the right person for this question :p.

The CPGB remained firmly pro-Soviet until the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia - a moment when a large number of Communist parties really started to break away from Moscow.

As for 'Menshevism', I suppose it depends what you mean by that. As early as 1951 the party adopted a programme called the British Road to Socialism (actually drafted by Stalin himself) committing it to a parliamentary road to socialism, working with Labour and basically respecting parliamentary democracy. All the while remaining slavishly pro-Soviet and Stalinist.
 

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((Bolton it shall be, then! Partly because Huddersfield sounds a bit silly, I think :p))
The Honourable Member for Bolton it is, then. :) (Norfolk, Gorbals and Bolton now being the bastion of the Liberal Party's support, it would seem. :p)
 

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Good thing this isnt OTL ;)
Even so, going Menshevik sounds really, really silly to me. Menshevism was all but dead by the 1950's, surely? Most serious (and I use the term loosely) Communist parties around this time would have been Marxist-Leninist.
 

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You came to the right person for this question :p.

The CPGB remained firmly pro-Soviet until the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia - a moment when a large number of Communist parties really started to break away from Moscow.

As for 'Menshevism', I suppose it depends what you mean by that. As early as 1951 the party adopted a programme called the British Road to Socialism (actually drafted by Stalin himself) committing it to a parliamentary road to socialism, working with Labour and basically respecting parliamentary democracy. All the while remaining slavishly pro-Soviet and Stalinist.
So basically, they went Eurocommunist before it was cool?
 
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