Incontri comunisti. Solidarietà internazionale e interessi nazionali fra Trieste e Praga ai tempi della guerra fredda
The present essay analyses the relations between the Communist Party of the Free Territory of Trieste (CP FTT) and the Czechoslovak Communist Party in the beginning of the Cold War. Focusing on the period between 1947 and 1954 the essay shows the asymmetrical relationship between the two parties: if on one side the PC FTT was constantly seeking for recognition and support by ‘fraternal parties’ located beyond the Iron Curtain, on the other side Prague, was more reluctant in supporting this cooperation. However, it would be misleading to think that the Czechoslovak Communist Party has not supported its comrades from Trieste. Czechoslovak communists have contributed widely to the activities of the PC FTT, especially after the split between Stalin and Tito. Even if the Italian and the French Communist Parties remained among the most important Western partners, Prague’s support for the Trieste party remained crucial, constituting one of the most substantial contributions the CCP offered to ‘brother parties’ not in power.
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Borut Klabjan, Ondřej Vojtěchovský, "Incontri comunisti. Solidarietà internazionale e interessi nazionali fra Trieste e Praga ai tempi della guerra fredda", in "Qualestoria. Rivista di storia contemporanea. Anno XLV, N.ro 1, Giugno 2017. Comunismi di frontiera. I partiti comunisti nell'area Alpe-Adria 1945-1955", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 101-121