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The Communist Front, later the Communist Party was a political party in Brunant in the 1920s and 1930s. Maarten Dolmatoff was the main leader of the party, and its most visible member.

HistoryEdit

The Communist Front was founded in 1919 by Maarten Dolmatoff as an alliance of various Leninist communist and socialists. The party was initially banned on the recommendation of prominent politicians for revolutionary ideals, but was allowed to participate for 1920.

In March 1923, Dolmatoff's Communist Front achieved a plurality of the seats in congress and was named Prime Minister, though the King and Dolmatoff were on opposing ends, and he refused to meet with Dolmatoff. In January 1924, Dolmatoff lost key backing for a vote and was forced to resign. While in opposition, he worked with Joseph Hertz's Liberals to pass the first public healthcare bill in 1924.

In September 1925 Dolmatoff returned to power, with support of several more leftist Liberals. In his second term, he attempted nationalization of several industries and began passing social welfare laws. Threatening to ruin the apparent stability of the economy and the country, he lost several votes in April 1927, resigning and allowing the Whites under Johan Anderson to return to power.

1933 CrisisEdit

Elected president in 1928, he attempted to be much more involved in his position, intervening in governmental affairs and coming into conflict with his Prime Ministers.

End of the partyEdit

The end of the 1933 crisis was a major turning point for the party. Dolmatoff had lost, lacking support of much of the military and populace, with no general revolution. He left the country for France, where he helped dictate a more trotskyist line of thought, and formally broke with Stalin and the Soviet Union.

The party became known as the Communist Party in Brunant in 1934, with Anton Decker named leader.

Postwar yearsEdit

The party modified its name to Brunanter Communist Party in 1946. The bulk of the party, after their major 1953 session advocated for a reformed stance, which led to a renouncement of the pro-Soviet line adopted during World War II and espoused an independent socialist viewpoint. The party renamed to Socialist Left Party that year.

A minority of members opposed this and founded a know communist party the following year , known as Brunanter Communist Party (54), which was claimed as the successor of this party. The BCP (54) contested a number of elections, gaining 1 seat in 1973 and 2 in the 1981 general election.