The history of Europe from 1945 to 1990

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May Day 1945
The Militant, 28 April 1945. May Day in Europe this year, unlike previous May Days during the present war, has approached to the accompaniment of growing mass rebellion of the war-tortured peoples.
Hail the Reds
By Stephen Gowans, What's Left, 19 October 2004. An assessment of the U.S.S.R. over the seven decades of its existence. By the end of the '80s, counterrevolution was sweeping Eastern Europe and Mikhail Gorbachev was dismantling the pillars of Soviet socialism.
Marshall Plan Was About Domination, Not World Peace
The Militant, 23 June 1997. Excerpts from an article that appeared in the July-August 1947 issue of Fourth International in which the editors explain the real aims of the recently announced Marshall Plan.