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Earl Browder was the leader of the CPUSA from 1932 to 1944. A change in the Party line in the Soviet Union in 1944 brought opposition against him and his replacement by William Z. Foster as Chairman and Eugene Dennis as General Secretary. Browder was outspoken in his belief that a socialist revolution could be achieved in the U.S. gradually and through democratic elections, and he favored cooperation between the Soviet Union and the West, contrary to those who saw an inevitable clash between the forces of socialist revolution and capitalism.
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