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Third Communist International

Third Communist International

With three delegates purged in the mock trials and after a coup to overthrow the Vice Chair, the Third Communist International, a Social and Economic Council in the McMUN is in full sway.

The Third Communist International was founded by Lenin in 1919 with the aim of internationalizing communism as an ideology and as a political philosophy. McMUN’s Committee on the Third Communist International is an attempt at recreating two historical contexts; the first involving a meeting between communist world leaders in 1929 to promote communist revolution after the great depression and the second involving a meeting of communist leaders in 1932 with the purpose of dealing with the rising fascist threat in Europe.

In this committee the delegates represent communist leaders like Lenin, Mao, and Stalin, and debate on the best possible way to promote communism in the face of crashing markets, and try to find effective methods to face the rising threat of Fascism.

According to the Vice Chairs, Arne Nelson and Udita Samuel, the most challenging part of the day for the delegates was adapting to new historical and ideological circumstances. They also confessed that running the committee was no easy task, especially when the delegates were debating specific resolutions. Udita and Arne said that they loved their delegates for their enthusiasm and focus. In a feedback meeting, which was held because the Chair of the Third Communist International was absent, the delegates promised their complete cooperation with decisions of the Vice Chair. Udita was so proud of her delegates that she went as far as saying “Marx would be proud of them”.

The only resolution passed by this committee was the Red Brick resolution which entailed the use of propaganda to promote communism in capitalist countries which were facing hardships due the great depression. The second resolution that the Third Communist International is working on is the means by which communist countries should deal with fascist leaders like Hitler. The bone of contention in this debate is whether or not one should take military action against Hitler. The delegation seems to be evenly divided on this issue.

The delegates loved their committee because of the proceedings were “never boring”. According the Serge, one of the delegates, one of the best aspects of the committee was the “expertise of public speaking that every delegate brought to the table”. She went onto say that McMUN, and the more so the Third Communist International was a great learning experience that helped her understand world history from a very different perspective.

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