|Second International Alliance
Второй Международный Альянс
Segundo Alianza Internacional
|Anthem: The Internationale
|(and largest city)||New York City, PRA|
The long-term goal of the SI, as stated in 2009 by Premier _________ ____________ is to "develop the nations of the world to the point where a full union of nations can be attained, to the benefit of all member states."
The Second International was founded in 1889 as an organization of Socialist, Marxist and pro-Labor political parties. The original idea was sponsored by Belgian, French, and German socialist parties, and was based on the First International.
The First Congress was held in 1889, and consisted of representatives from 20 nations. Following the first meeting, the date for the Second Congress was set. This set the official rules of calling a Congress which is still followed today.