Second International was a loose federation of national groups of Marxian socialists that was first organized at Paris in 1889, on the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It followed about fifteen years after the dissolution of "The International Workingmen's Association" or "The International," now known as "The First International," which was founded at London in 1864, under the domination of Karl Marx. This second attempt to promote international socialist unity disintegrated with the advent of World War I. After the war, many of its components were absorbed into "The Labor and Socialist International" which first met at Hamburg in 1923. Others were absorbed into "The Third (or Communist) International" which first met at Moscow in 1919.
- Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-08-22.