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Cominform propaganda arm: For a Lasting Peace. For a People’s Democracy! (1947-1956)
Cominform propaganda arm: For a Lasting Peace. For a People’s Democracy! (1947-1956)

Author(s): Mihaela Teodor
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: early Cold War; “war of words”; instruments of Soviet propaganda; Cominform journal; Soviet control; Western anti-communist crusade

Summary/Abstract: During the Cold War both sides used propaganda extensively to influence their own citizens, each other, and Third World nations. Cominform journal, “For a Lasting Peace. For a People’s Democracy!”, witch is the only overt evidence of the communist organization continuous activity, formed in early Cold War the principal external propaganda arm for Soviet Union and for the Eastern bloc. Therefore to understand the early years of Cold War it is useful to know about the appearance and the organization of Cominform journal, about its role and reactions caused by its propaganda activity. The purpose of this study is to gather additional information about this journal, from different sources, some of which are unpublished. Following the appearance of Cominform and of its journal, United States and Great Britain leaders acknowledged the importance of propaganda as a permanent peacetime instrument of foreign policy, both states being concern to organize special departments, whose priority was Anti-Communism. Therefore it can be said that the principal result of “For a Lasting Peace. For a People’s Democracy!” activity was that it has contributed to elevating opposition to communism to a first principle of Western ideology and politics.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 189-208
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English