Hague Congress (1872)

The Hague Congress was the fifth congress of the International Workingmen's Association (IWA), held from 2–7 September 1872 in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The Hague Congress is famous for the expulsion of the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin for clashing with Karl Marx and his followers over the role of politics in the IWMA - Bakunin protested after the Congress had accepted proposals made by Marx.[1] It marked the end of this organization as a unitarian alliance of all socialist factions (anarchists and Marxists).