The struggle against Trotskyism in Norway, 1935-1937. A meeting of Soviet and local political culture.

Twentieth Century Communism - ISSN 1758-6437
Volume 2016 Number 10

The struggle against Trotskyism in Norway, 1935-1937. A meeting of Soviet and local political culture.
Ole Martin Rønning, pages -

Abstract

This article sheds light on interaction between the Moscow ‘centre’ and the Norwegian ‘periphery’ within the international communist movement in the 1930s. In June 1935 Leon Trotsky was granted asylum in Norway. After the first Moscow Trial in August 1936, the Norwegian Labour government decided to place Trotsky in police custody, before deporting him to Mexico in December 1936. Trotsky’s appearance in Norway impacted on Norwegian politics. As a case study, this article is used to show how elements of Soviet political culture were mediated to and expressed in Norwegian politics in 1935-37; not only within the limited circle of the communist party but also it wider influence on the Norwegian labour movement as a whole. The article also explores the role of Moscow-trained cadres as mediators of Soviet political culture.

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Ole Martin Rønning (2016) The struggle against Trotskyism in Norway, 1935-1937. A meeting of Soviet and local political culture., Twentieth Century Communism, 2016(10), -

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