Still kinda new to Leninism, here's a regional-specific question:
For a context like Europe (or just the imperial core in general) what is the realistic strategy for communist parties in terms of nationalism/internationalism? What I know from Lenin's writings, they translated extremely well to underdeveloped areas due to the nature of imperialism/colonialism (it's weakest at the peripheries) – but then what do the European communist parties (think ML in this case)… do? They can't appeal to nationalism (since it'd be completely dominated by bourgeois material interest and sentiment and often with no significant colonized ethnic groups to draw revolutionary support from) but then doesn't that lend it to be more suitable for Luxemburgist political strategy? Part of the reason as to why Lenin developed his particular type of vanguardist, demcent organizational structure was due to the working classes of Tsarist Russia largely being illiterate and generally uneducated, hence needing Leadership from a Disciplined org that was partially modeled on the only 'structure' the farm-workers were familiar with: the Church and its hierarchy. In Europe (and many other places today, frankly) most of these conditionalities are incredibly arcane! And when you negate some of these characteristics developed for the semi-feudal context, what you are left with is a more "classical" or "orthodox" (I'm not thinking of the Kautskyan kind here but De Leonist or Luxemburgist) Party that entails Guiding / Educating primarily, while being more directly democratic (another thing most populations, but especially those in developed regions, prefer). So why all the ML Euro orgs? Why hardly any orthodox / classically Marxist parties? Obviously (at least to me) a winning strategy for European communists would also have be to cross-national, defying the tiny and irrelevant divisions that exists among national populations incredibly alike one another and who most of the time share the same issues; but this logic could just as easily translate to other contests as well like NA, or south America. Why not continental communist parties that focus on guidance in class struggles on the ground, instead of several minuscule sects competing over what decade in the middle of the 20th century to centralize, freeze and nostalgically atrophy away over?