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  Centre Party (Germany) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German Centre Party (Deutsche Zentrumspartei or merely Zentrum), often called the Catholic Centre Party, was a Catholic political party in Germany during the Kaiserreich and the Weimar Republic.
The Centre Party, whose pragmatic principles generally left it open to supporting either a monarchical or republican form of government, proved one of the mainstays of the Weimar Republic, continuing the cooperation with SPD and DDP in the Weimar Coalition.
In 1930 the Grand Coalition fell apart and the Centre's Heinrich Brüning, from the moderate conservative wing of the party, was appointed chancellor.
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 Centre Party (Germany) - Encyclopedia, History and Biography
Although the party supported the government upon the outbreak of World War I, many of the leaders of its left wing, particularly Matthias Erzberger, came to support a negotiated settlement, and Erzberger was key in the passage of the Reichstag Peace Resolution of 1917.
The Centre Party, whose pragmatic principles generally left it open to supporting either a monarchical or republican form of government, proved one of the mainstays of the Weimar Republic, participating in every Weimar government between 1919 and 1932, despite the defection of its Bavarian wing in 1919 to form the Bavarian People's Party.
Although the party generally was supportive of neither the right-wing authoritarian rule of Papen or of Kurt von Schleicher, who succeeded him in December, nor of Adolf Hitler's National Socialists, they were far from the bulwark of democracy and the republic that they had been in the early years of the republic.
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 Weimar Coalition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
These three parties were seen as the most committed to Germany's new democratic system, and together governed Germany until the elections of 1920, when the first elections under the new constitution were held, and both the SPD and especially the DDP lost a considerable share of their votes.
Although the Coalition was revived in the ministry of Joseph Wirth from 1921 to 1922, the pro-Democratic elements never truly had a majority in the Reichstag from this point on, and the situation gradually grew worse with the continued weakening of the DDP.
Nevertheless, the grouping remained at least theoretically important as the grouping of parties most supportive of republican government in Germany, and continued to act in coalition in the government of Prussia and other states until as late as 1932.
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 GERMANY - LoveToKnow Article on GERMANY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
While the average summer warmth of Germany is 60 to 62, the January temperature falls as low as 26 to 28 in West Prussia, Posen and Silesia, and 22 to 26 in East Prussia and upper Silesia.
Its chief centres are in Westphalia and the Rhine province (auf roter Erde), in upper Silesia, htoi~
In South Germany the Ludwigs canal was, until the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine, the n.nly one of importance.
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 Chancellor of Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In the 1871 German Empire, the Chancellor served both as the Emperor's first minister, and as presiding officer of the Bundesrat, the upper chamber of the German parliament.
Germany's 1949 constitution, the Grundgesetz (Basic Law), invests the chancellor, now called Bundeskanzler, with central executive authority.
The chancellor's authority emanates from the provisions of the Basic Law and from his or her status as leader of the party or coalition of parties holding a majority of seats in the Bundestag.
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The statutes of both parties are identical (except for unessential differences), and both reject enforced party allegiance, that is the obligation of the member to vote according to the direction of the party as a whole.
Of the 397 members of the German Reichstag, the Centre claimed 63 in 1871; 93 in 1877; 94 in 1878; 100 in 1881; 99 in 1884; 98 in 1887; 106 in 1890; 96 in 1893; 102 in 1898; 100 in 1903; 109 in 1907; 92 in 1912.
Although the Centre of Alsace-Lorraine joined the Centre in the Reichstag, various causes prevented a complete understanding being arrived at, especially because the Centre Party in the Reichstag was opposed to the particularistic and separationist ideals of a portion of the Centre of Alsace-Lorraine.
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 Encyclopedia: Centre Party (Germany)
Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator.
The Bavarian Peoples Party (Bayerische Volkspartei) was the Bavarian branch of the Centre Party, which broke off from the rest of the party in 1919 to pursue a more conservative, Bavarian particularist, course.
The Communist Party of Germany (in German, Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands – KPD) was formed in December of 1918 from the Spartacist League, which originated as a small factional grouping within the Social Democratic Party (SPD), and the International Communists of Germany (IKD).
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 [A-List] Finland: business as usual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Centre party narrowly wins election in Finland By Christopher Brown-Humes in Helsinki Financial Times: March 17 2003 The opposition Centre party on Sunday night won Finland's general election, narrowly beating the Social Democratic party of Paavo Lipponen, prime minister since 1995.
The rurally based Centre party won 55 seats in the 200-seat parliament with 24.7 per cent of the vote, compared with 53 seats for the Social Democrats with 24.5 per cent.
The leaders of all three parties refused to be drawn on their preferred partners, although Mr Lipponen is thought to prefer to work with the Conservatives, who won 40 seats.
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Germany's pioneering record in film production, too, reads like a roll-call of world cinema: the Babelsberg Studios in the 1920s and 30s, the Expressionists Fritz Lang and FW Murnau, or the New German cinema directors such as Fassbinder and Herzog.
Foreign nationals may drive in Germany for up to one year with an International Driving Permit, or with their own driving licences with a German translation (this is not necessary for EU citizens).
Germany is in the process of changing its mains current to 230 volts AC, in compliance with EU regulations, but this will have no impact on the vast majority of 220–240-volt electrical appliances.
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 CNN.com - Sombre Germany marks anniversary - October 3, 2001
The official location rotates annually among Germany's 16 federal states with one city chosen to be the centre of official events.
Germany, a NATO member, is standing firm behind the U.S. in its declared war against terrorism, following the suicide attacks on the New York and Washington.
Some officials in the party, which the government is trying to ban on charges of spreading racism and anti-Semitism, welcomed the September 11 terror attacks as retribution for the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/10/03/germany.11   (491 words)

 CNN.com - German conservatives face new probe - January 2, 2002
Merkel, who became the first woman leader of a major German party when she took over the CDU in 2000 in the wake of the Kohl scandal, kept out of the dispute and called for unity over who should face Schroeder.
He denied wrongdoing by his party and charged allegations in the magazine piece were inspired by people close to Schroeder's Social Democratic Party.
Although the party has rejected the allegations as slander inspired by political foes, parliamentary officials have opened an investigation.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/01/02/germany.funds   (587 words)

 HamraBlues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In two weeks' time, when Germany becomes the 20th of the 25 EU nations with a centre-right government, Gerhard Schröder will be history too.
For half a century, his SPD was the party by which all other parties of the centre-left measured themselves.
Ignorant remarks of that kind conflate Germany with France (where there is a real problem), underestimate the deep social-market roots of modern Germany, exaggerate the stability of the British model and ignore the very real efforts made by the SPD.
www.hamrablues.com /archive/september_06_05_schroder_has_been.html   (1168 words)

 Political Parties (Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Most of the smaller postwar parties are not in existence any more, the only ones existing continuously from 1965 (or before) until nowadays being Zentrum, FSU, BP, SSW; the DP was revived in 1993, a DNVP was shortly revived in 1988.
It was the party of the expellees and with the ongoing integration of the expellees in the West German society the role of the party dwindled away.
The DFU was a left-wing neutralist party —some called it a communist camouflage organization— that had no party flag: it expressly stated, that it did not want to use a flag of its own.
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 Germany's Liberal Party Flirts With the Far Right
The Austrian far-rightist Jörg Haider extended an endorsement to the leadership of Germany's august liberal party yesterday amid claims that it is being hijacked by anti-semitic populists in the run-up to September's general election.
The FDP was already involved in a wrangle with Germany's Jewish community over a claim by Mr Möllemann that one of their leaders and the Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, were together partly to blame for rising anti-semitism.
The FDP is one of Germany's most venerable parties, having taken part in most governments since the second world war as a partner of either the Christian or Social Democrats.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/5-28-2002-19253.asp   (662 words)

 Catholic Centre Party (BVP)
The Catholic Centre Party (BVP) was formed in 1871.
Originally the party sought to defend Catholic interests against the predominantly Protestant policies of Otto von Bismarck.
In June, 1933, Hitler dissolved the BVP and forced its leader, Franz von Papen, to leave the government.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERcentre.htm   (157 words)

 German Social Democratic Party
The German Social Democratic Party (SDP) was established in 1875 with the publication of its Gotha programme.
After the anti-socialist law ceased to operate in 1890, the SDP grew rapidly and in 1912 the party won 110 seats in the Reichstag.
The Nazi Party banned the SDP in June 1933 and most of its leaders were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERsdp.htm   (1030 words)

 GERMANY RE-OPENS NAZI CONGRESS HALL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
NURNBERG, GERMANY (ANS) -- Germany re-opened the headquarters and congress centre of Adolf Hitler's NAZI party in Nurnberg Sunday, November 4, as a documentation centre for future generations.
President Rau of Germany, which has close ties with Israel, said it is important even in times of tensions and economic hardship not to discriminate against any religious group.
Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber of Germany's Bayern region said the documentation centre is a call to defend the pillar "of our democracy" and of the free world.
www.assistnews.net /strategic/s0111006.htm   (441 words)

 German Industrialist Hopping Mad at 'locust' Accusation
One of Germany's leading industrialists yesterday accused the chairman of the ruling Social Democrat party of "stupidity", in an acrimonious row between the country's centre-left government and big business.
Mr Flach said the party chairman, a close ally of Germany's chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, was talking nonsense.
A poll in Der Spiegel magazine suggests that the opposition conservatives are likely to win in Germany's most populous state - dealing a huge blow to Mr Schröder in the run-up to the general election next year.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/5-2-2005-69408.asp   (532 words)

 GERMANY: New PDS leadership charts `centre-left' direction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
HANOVER — Germany's Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) held its seventh congress in the town of Cottbus, in former East Germany, on October 14-15.
The party drew a balance sheet of its 10 years of existence, elected a new party chairperson and national executive, and decided the tasks of the party for the period until the next federal election in autumn 2002.
He advised the party to keep gaining profile as a party of peace, social justice and anti-fascism, and to be the authentic defender of the interests of the people in the former East Germany.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/2000/426/426p25.htm   (1294 words)

 German Centre Party (Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Zentrum (Deutsche Zentrumspartei, German Centre Party, 1945-today) is a Catholic party tracing back its history to the Weimar Republic and before.
During the Weimar Republic it was one of the major democratic parties, but after the Second World War the newly founded CDU and CSU absorbed almost all the support by Catholic, conservative people.
Now it is basically a regional party in Catholic areas of North Rhine-Westphalia.
www.flagspot.com /flags/de}zentr.html   (161 words)

 The Armistice (from World War I) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Germany was required to evacuate not only Belgium, France, and Alsace-Lorraine but also all the rest of the left (west) bank of the Rhine, and it had to neutralize that river's right bank between The Netherlands and Switzerland.
An armistice agreement may involve a partial or temporary cessation of hostilities—called a local armistice or truce—established for a variety of specific purposes, such as...
The opposing sides were the Axis powers—consisting mainly of Germany, Italy, and Japan—and the Allies—primarily France, Great Britain, the United...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-53171?tocId=53171   (988 words)

 Germany in "State of Emergency" ahead of Bush Visit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Unprecedented security measures have been enforced in Germany ahead of the arrival of US President Bush, bringing Rhine-Main area, one of the most heavily populated regions of Germany, to a virtual state of emergency.
US snipers will be posted on balconies and roofs along the route from the airport to Mainz and its city centre-this in a country that normally forbids foreign security forces, even bodyguards, from carrying weapons in public.
The city centre has been criss-crossed with barricades and placed under the control of armed policemen.
www.novinite.com /view_news.php?id=44922   (869 words)

 FT.com / World / Europe - Germany plans referendum on EU constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Germany will hold a referendum on the ratification of the European constitution early next year if the conservative opposition endorses the reform that would make it possible, a government spokesman said on Monday.
Several European Union member states, including France and the UK, have said they will put the EU constitutional treaty to voters.
Shield for corporate Germany or a family affair?
news.ft.com /cms/s/895d5234-fabd-11d8-9a71-00000e2511c8.html   (102 words)

 GERMANY: Left Party vote may force neoliberal ‘grand coalition'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Left Party — the renamed former east Germany-based Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) — has included on its party ticket candidates of the new west German-based WASG (Electoral Alternative for Jobs and Social Justice).
The alliance with the WASG has enabled the Left Party to increase its electoral support in western Germany from a mere 1-2% to 7%, while retaining its traditional 30% support in eastern Germany.
While some in the Left Party favour entering a federal coalition government as the junior partner of the Social Democrats, under pressure from the WASG the Left Party leadership has announced that it won't support another Schroeder-led government or his neoliberal Agenda 2010.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/2005/642/642p18.htm   (1022 words)

 Course Binder, Short Term Reserve, HIS 1275Y, 2004-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
:  the Centre Party and its Constituency,” in Blackbourn,
, “Catholics, the Centre Party and Anti-Semitism,” in Blackbourn,
Imperial Germany: Politics, Culture, and Society in an Authoritarian State (London, New York, 1995).
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~retallac/1275/Binder2004.html   (342 words)

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