Communist States Fact File

Glossaries to the communist states of Eastern Europe, their governing parties, key organisations and leadership hierarchies, were drawn up with input from the Cold War Eastern Europe Editorial Board.

The states and parties glossaries provide a quick reference guide to the different names and acronyms by which Eastern European states and communist parties are referred to in the files.

The organisations and leadership glossaries are not intended to be comprehensive catalogs of all organisations mentioned in the files, or every leadership position within the hierarchy of communist states, but are instead guides to the most important and frequently mentioned of each.

 Please use the links below to navigate to each glossary:

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