Communism in France

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Communism has been a part of French politics since the early 1900s at the latest and has been described as "an enduring presence on the French political scene" for most of the 1900s.[1]

In 1920, the French Section of the Communist International was founded.[2] This organization was went on to become the French Communist Party (Parti communiste français, PCF). Following World War II, the French Communist Party joined the government led by Charles de Gaulle before being dropped by the coalition.[3] From November 1946 to 1956, the French Communist Party won more votes than any other party in French national elections.[3] After 1956, their share of the vote gradually declined.[3][better source needed]

In addition to the French Communist Party, there are and have been other French Communist political parties.

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  1. ^ "Rural Communism in France, 1920-1939". Department of History.
  2. ^ "French Communist Party | political party, France". Encyclopedia Britannica.
  3. ^ a b c "Communism in France". Shadowproof. April 29, 2010.[self-published source]