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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 7. June 9, 1943

Anti-Comintern Bloc

Anti-Comintern Bloc.

In addition, the conditions of the war make it impossible for the C.I. to work effectively as a real organising and co-ordinating body. Again, the dissolution of the C.I. helps to dissolve the fear of allied governments that the Soviet Union is attempting to "export" revolution, or on the other hand, fear of the so-called "foreign" affilations of their own CPs. The dissolution of these barriers to complete co-operation among allied nations, and complete unity, within each nation, is a necessary step forward towards complete defeat of Fascism and the consolidation of the peace to follow.

The dissolution has relieved the Nazi propaganda of its most powerful political weapon. The Fascist Axis powers organised around the nucleus of the "Anti-Comintern" Pact have with their pernicious propaganda appealed to the reactionary and vacillatory elements in every country in the world—using the alleged desire of the Soviet to "export revolution" and the myth of identity of the C.I. with the Soviet Government, as a means of splitting the unity of the anti-Fascist countries.

It is clear, then, that the action of the E.C.C.I. in dissolving the International is a desirable and neceassary move in the interests [unclear: of] success of the immediate [unclear: task [gap — reason: illegible] front [gap — reason: illegible] free peoples of [gap — reason: illegible] won [gap — reason: illegible] free of Nazism].