June 22-July 12 1921
RESOLUTION OF THE THIRD COMINTERN CONGRESS ON THE
SITUATION IN THE GERMAN COMMUNIST PARTY
9 July 1921
The third world congress notes with satisfaction that all the most important resolutions, and particularly the section of the resolution on tactics dealing with the hotly-debated March action, were passed unanimously, and that the representatives of the German opposition themselves, in the resolutions they put forward on the March action, adopted by and large the same position as the congress. In this the congress sees proof that united and concentrated work within the VKPD on the basis of the decisions of the third congress is not only desirable but also practicable. The congress considers any further disintegration of forces within the VKPD, any factionalism— not to speak of a split—as the greatest danger for the entire movement.
The congress expects the Zentrale and the majority in the VKPD to deal tolerantly with the former opposition, and expects the opposition to carry out loyally the decisions of the third congress, and is convinced that the Zentrale will do everything possible to rally all the forces of the party. The congress demands of the former opposition the immediate dissolution of any fractional organization, the complete and absolute subordination of the parliamentary fraction to the party Zentrale, the complete subordination of the press to the relevant party bodies, the immediate cessation of any political collaboration with persons expelled from the party and the Communist International (in their newspapers, for example).
The congress instructs the Executive to observe carefully the further development of the German movement and in the event of the slightest breach of discipline to take immediately the most energetic steps.