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An international communist organization formed to coordinate Party activities throughout Europe. Created in 1947, it assumed some of the functions of the Internationals, which had lapsed with the dissolution of the Comintern in 1943. After the dispute between Tito and Stalin in 1948 Yugoslavia was expelled. The Cominform was abolished in 1956, partly as a gesture of renewed friendship with Yugoslavia and partly to improve relations with the West.

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