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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Social Democratic Party of Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Being the only party in the Imperial Diet to have voted against the Enabling Act (with the Communist Party prevented from voting), the SPD was banned in the Summer of 1933 by the new Nazi government.
In the Soviet occupation sector which later became East Germany, the Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Germany were forced to merge to form the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) in 1946.
During the fall of Communist rule in 1989, the SPD was re-established as a separate party in East Germany, independent of the rump SED, and then merged with its West German counterpart upon reunification.
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 Communist Party of Germany information - Search.com
The Communist Party of Germany (German Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands – KPD) was a major political party in Germany between 1918 and 1933, and a minor party in West Germany in the postwar period.
Germany was seen as being of central importance to the struggle for socialism, and the failure of the German revolution was a major setback.
During the years of the Weimar republic the KPD was the largest communist party in Europe, and was seen as the "leading party" of the communist movement outside the Soviet Union.
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 Demands of the Communist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Demands of the Communist Party in Germany The so-called seventeen demands provided the political program for the 18 48 revolutions for the League of Communists.
Drawn up by the central authority of the League of Communists, which was set up in 1847 as a result of the transformation of the League of the Just into an independent, yet hardly effective organization during the 1848-49 revolution.
The document was drafted in late March 1848 in Paris, undoubtedly heavily edited by Marx and Engels, but signed by all members on the central authority of the League of Communists present in Paris and thus confirmed as the official political concept of the party.
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 Germany History
In the 17th century the Thirty Year’s War devastated Germany, and the religious tensions continued, and the conflict was widened into a European War by the intervention of King Christian IV of Denmark, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and France under Cardinal Richelieu, the regent of the young Louis XIV.
Germany became the main theatre of war and the scene of the final conflict between France and the Habsburgs for the predominance of Europe.
Furthermore, Germany and its allies were to accept the sole responsibility of the war, and were to pay financial reparations for all loss and damage suffered by the Allies.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Communist Party of Germany
The Communist Party of Germany (German Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands – KPD) was a major political party in Germany between 1918 and 1933, and a minor party in West Germany in the postwar period.
Germany was seen as being of central importance to the struggle for socialism, and the failure of the German revolution was a major setback.
During the years of the Weimar Republic the KPD was the largest communist party in Europe, and was seen as the "leading party" of the communist movement outside the Soviet Union.
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  Social Democratic Party of Germany - Wikipedia
The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD - Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the oldest political party of Germany and also one of the oldest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003.
The leader of the Prussian government in Berlin, socialist Otto Braun[?] was ousted by military coup on July 20, 1932 and the party was banned by the Nazis in 1933.
In the Russian sector which later became East Germany, the Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Germany[?] were forced to merge to form the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) before regaining its status as a separate party after the fall of East Germany in 1989 and merging with its West-German counterpart.
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 German Communist Party (Germany)
it had strong ties with the SED —the ruling communist party in the German Democratic Republic— as well as with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The already weakened party went into crisis in the second half of the eighties due to a fierce quarrel about the reform politics implemented by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union.
Although as a communist party the DKP adheres to the principle of democratic centralism, the use of flags was not devised in a centralistic way and varies locally.
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 German Communist Party (Germany)
it had strong ties with the SED —the ruling communist party in the German Democratic Republic— as well as with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The already weakened party went into crisis in the second half of the eighties due to a fierce quarrel about the reform politics implemented by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union.
Although as a communist party the DKP adheres to the principle of democratic centralism, the use of flags was not devised in a centralistic way and varies locally.
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 Communist Party of Germany
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).
However, a debate was underway as to whether a new Communist party should be formed in Germany that would ally itself with the Bolsheviks in Russia.
As well as the Spartacus League, the International Communists of Germany (IKD), who had their theoretical point of origin in the pre-war Left Radical tendency, were to take part in the foundation of the Communist Party.
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 Search Results for "Communist Party of Germany"
Communist party, in the United States, in the United States, political party that espoused the Marxist-Leninist principles of communism.
A member of the German Communist party from 1925, he left Germany in 1935 during the Hitler era and...
Until 1989 the Communist party indirectly controlled all levels of government; the party's politburo...
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 Communist Party of Germany
The Communist Party of Germany (in German, Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands – KPD) was formed in a split within the Social Democratic Party of Germany after the end of World War I, and was led by Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, who were both murdered in January 1919.
In East Germany, the party was forced to merge after World War II with the Social Democratic Party of Germany to form the Socialist Unity Party (SED).
In West Germany, the party was banned in 1956 by the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany.
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 Germany History — The Nuremberg Trials and Denazification
The reintroduction of democratic political parties in Germany was one of the primary concerns of the Allies during the final phase of the war.
When it became obvious that the SPD would emerge as the most popular leftist party in the Soviet zone, the Soviet authorities forced the merger of the KPD and the SPD in April 1946 and subsequently, from this merger, the formation of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands--SED).
Vigorous resistance to the merger of the two leftist parties came from Social Democrats in the Western zones, led by Kurt Schumacher, a veteran Social Democratic politician and member of the Reichstag during the Weimar Republic and a political prisoner during the Third Reich.
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 Germany: former Communist Party hopes to enter Berlin City government — EUbusiness - EU business, legal and ...
But it was the former communists -- the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) -- that was in many ways the most successful.

Although it finished in third place overall, it won sufficient support to be able to make a plausible demand for a role in the city government.

All the parties from western Germany did badly in East Berlin and collected the vast majority of their votes in the western half of the city.

The overall support for PDS was so strong that it nearly secured a second-place finish.

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is likely to take such sentiment into consideration as he and his party prepare for national elections next year.

Schroeder has expressed anger at the PDS and Gysi because of their opposition to the current U.S.-led bombing of Afghanistan.

www.eubusiness.com /Germany/61375   (857 words)

  
 Germany - The Weimar Republic - Problems of Parliamentary Politics
Represented by the Communist Party of Germany (Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands--KPD), the extreme left felt such an enduring hostility to the Weimar Republic that at times it cooperated with the extreme right in efforts to destroy the republic.
Unlike political parties in well-established democracies, the right-wing parties in the Reichstag could not be considered a loyal opposition because their ultimate aim was to abolish the new system of government.
The right styled those who were party to the armistice and to the Treaty of Versailles as "November criminals" because of Germany's loss of territory and sovereignty and the burden of enormous war reparations.
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 Hitler takes Power
The Communist Party in Germany did find a little more support, but, rather than Germany moving to the kind of revolution that Communists yearned for, Hitler and the fascists, campaigning against Communism, were gaining strength.
Communist Party candidates won 13.1 percent of the vote (roughly 50 times better than the U.S. Communist Party did in 1932 elections), and together the Social Democrats and the Communists were large enough to claim the right to make a government.
Not one prominent industry in Germany had a Jew as an owner or director, but Hitler continued to hammer away at what he described as the Jewish aspect of capitalism, appealing to those who believed the myths about Jews and believed in the socialism of his National Socialist German Workers Party.
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 International Communist Seminar, Brussels, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because of their division as a result of the splitting of the world communist movement after the 20th congress of the CPUS and because of the temporary victory of the counter-revolution in 1989-1991, the communists are today numerically too weak to counter this trend and to mobilize the working class and the youth against it.
For the communists it is unthinkable to behave blindly with respect to capitalism and to accept without resistance that the barbarous character of capitalism and imperialism, which endangers the whole planet, deploys itself without being opposed.
It is the task of every communist party to contribute in this way to give again to the workers a class consciousness, which has somehow disappeared through decades-long bourgeois, social-democrat, revisionist and reformist influences, and through the current economic, ideological and social development of the imperialist system.
www.wpb.be /icm/2001/01en/Dui_kpd.htm   (4641 words)

  
 Social Democratic Party of Germany - Definition, explanation
The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003.
In the Russian sector which later became East Germany, the Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Germany were forced to merge to form the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).
During the fall of Communist rule in 1989, the SPD was re-established as a separate party in East Germany and then merged with its West German counterpart upon reunification.
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 About the leitmotif of peace in Europe
But the united front of the working class in Germany, a front to hinder the triumph of fascist dictatorship, was broken by the leaders of the social democracy within the social democratic party and the Trade Unions.
At the party congress of the social democratic party at Leipzig in 1931, the social democratic leader Fritz Tarnow stressed his opinion that workers’ movement had to be a medical doctor at the sick-bed of capitalism, a medical doctor that really wants to heal.
In January 1933 the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Germany renewed its proposition for a common appeal for a general strike against the fascist dictatorship.
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 FrontPage Magazine
In a scene strikingly reminiscent of a bygone era, Communist activists rallied this June in Berlin to pledge allegiance to the establishment of a strong, national Communist party in Germany.
century Communists declared their commitment to a “socialist society.” The rally would hardly be newsworthy were it not for the fact that, nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Communists are once again a force in German politics.
At the helm of this communist resurrection is a new generation of young, intellectually savvy and well-educated politicians.
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 Programme of the Communist Workers Party of Germany (KAPD)
To express the autonomy of the members in all circumstances is the basic principle of a proletarian party, which is not a party in the traditional sense.
Of the remainder of the proposed amendments, which could concern the fundamental positions and tactics of the party, they are hardly likely to be adopted given that the programme has faithfully formulated, in a broader framework, the content of the programmatic declaration adopted unanimously by the party congress.
Their decisive influence on the principal orientation and tactics of the old Social Democratic Party led to the proclamation of the "Union Sacrée" with the German bourgeoisie, which was equivalent to a declaration of war on the international proletariat.
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 SEVEN LETTERS EXCHANGED BETWEEN THE CENTRAL COMMITTEES OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE ...
The former is a Marxist-Leninist and the latter a revisionist Party.
This letter from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China is in reply to the letter of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union dated November 29, 1963.
In these circumstances, in the interests of the unity of the communist movement and desirous of stating its Marxist-Leninist viewpoints which are being libellously assailed by the Chinese press, the CC CPSU considered it necessary to discuss the question at the February Plenum of the Central Committee and thereafter openly to state its views.
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 sociology - East Germany
In Imperial Germany and Weimar Republic territory that would become East Germany was situated in the center of the state.
Since Berlin was entirely enclosed in the Soviet part of Germany, the areas of Berlin being held under the control of the three western countries soon became known as West Berlin.
The party exercised its leadership role formally during the party congress, when it accepted the report of the general secretary, and when it adopted the draft plan for the upcoming five-year period.
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 Communist Party (KPD) : Nazi Germany
Germany's KPD became the largest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union and was fairly successful in elections to the Reichstag: 62 (May, 1924), 45 (December, 1924), 54 (May, 1928), 77 (September, 1930), 89 (July, 1932) and 100 (November, 1932).
Ernst Thalmann emerged as the leader of the KPD and was the party's presidential candidate in 1932.
Communists are willing to work with Catholics for religious liberty, and if, as an underground worker told me, half of a group of Socialists working with Communists in getting out a paper turn Communist, such an event is the outcome of an experience and not the focus of the movement.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Communist Workers Party of Germany (German: Kommunistische Arbeiter-Partei Deutschlands; KAPD) was an anti-parliamentarian and council communist party that was active in Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic.
It was founded in April 1920 in Heidelberg as a split from the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).
Originally the party remained a "sympathising member of Communist International." In 1922 the KAPD split into two factions, both of whom kept the name but are referred to as the KAPD Essen Faction and the KAPD Berlin Faction.
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 ipedia.com: Communist Party of Germany Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The party was first led by Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, though large portions of the membership opposed their views.
The KPD was brutally suppressed by the Nazis – known Communists were sent to concentration camps and systematically killed during the Holocaust.
In West Germany, the party was banned in 1956 by the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany.
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 German Communist Party (Germany)
Although not a direct successor of the KPD (Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands, Communist Party of Germany) banned in 1956, the DKP took over many of the members and leading figures of the KPD.
The already weakened party went into crisis in the second half of the eighties due to a fierce quarrel about the reform politics implemented by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union.
Although as a communist party the DKP adheres to the principle of democratic centralism, the use of flags was not devised in a centralistic way and varies locally.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/de}dkp.html   (823 words)

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