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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Centre Party
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.
The Patriotic Party, however, later acquiesced in the reorganization of the relations of the German states, and did not refuse its consent to the extension of the competence of the German Empire.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/16020b.htm   (3836 words)

  
 CNN.com - German scandal party loses appeal - Feb. 11, 2003
However, Kohl rejected allegations he was open to bribery or defrauded his party and also refused to identify the donors, saying he gave them his word of honour.
The fine was imposed by a court in Bonn in return for dropping an inquiry against Kohl because of a number of mitigating factors.
Kohl, a former leader and chairman of the Christian Democratic Party Kohl, was chancellor for 16 years.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/02/11/germany.democrats/index.html   (410 words)

  
 Holocaust Timeline: The Rise of the Nazi Party
The German population swallowed the bitter pill of defeat as the victorious Allies punished Germany severely.
The SA was the paramilitary unit of the Party, a propaganda arm that became known for its strong arm tactics of street brawling and terror.
Party propaganda proved effective at winning over university students, veterans' organizations, and professional groups, although the Party became increasingly identified with young men of the lower middle classes.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /holocaust/timeline/nazirise.htm   (1158 words)

  
 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.
The party was also hurt by a declaration of the German bishops that, while maintaining their opposition to Nazi ideology, lifted the ban on cooperation with the new authorities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centre_Party_(Germany)   (5444 words)

  
 The Comintern and German communism (by L. Proyect)
It is not surprising that in the aftermath, the Communist Party of Germany shrank from 350,000 to 180,000 by the summer of 1921.
The German party was then thrown into a new crisis over the Treaty of Rapallo, a peace agreement between Germany and the Soviet Union concluded at the end of April in 1922.
While this mass party had some claim to be the "vanguard" of the German working class as compared to the Maoist and Trotskyist sects of today, it still had not won over the masses completely as the Bolsheviks of 1917 had.
www.columbia.edu /~lnp3/mydocs/organization/comintern_and_germany.htm   (10373 words)

  
 Bibliography on Party Politics in East Germany, 1950-1962
Both the quality and quantity of literature on political parties in the German Democratic Republic, commonly known as East Germany, can be explained largely by one factor--the preoccupation of writers with the question of the government's legitimacy.
Discussions of the five parties become discussions of their activities as legitimizing agents, for it is apparent that the four minor parties were created to enlist non-Communist support for a fully Communist system.
In this light, the party purges which were mentioned earlier may be viewed as an outgrowth of the leaders' reaction to the failure of the parties to gain mass support or membership.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP1980/Book/PART3/63-EGermanyBib.htm   (1259 words)

  
 Party Finance, Party Donations and corruption, the German case, Ulrich von Alemann
The parties represented in the German Bundestag were initially granted DM 5 million and from then on until 1966 DM 38 million a year.
The political parties shall incorporate in their statutes regulations to cover the event that measures are caused by regional organisations or their district organisations in accordance with Art.1.
It is important in the context of fighting bribery of party officials that donations made in the expectation of certain economic or political advantages are not admissible.
www.transparency.org /working_papers/country/german_paper.html   (5950 words)

  
 German nazi party
Adolf Hitler and the other Nazi Party leaders were jailed and charged with high treason when they attempted at an armed overthrow of local authorities in Munich, known as the Beer Hall Putsch – which failed.
This was a propaganda arm of the party that become known for its strong-arm tactics of street brawling and terror.
The party shifted its targets to rural and small town areas and fuelled anti-Semitism by calling for expropriation of Jewish agricultural property and by condemning large Jewish department stores.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Olympus/3012/german_outline.htm   (621 words)

  
 Nazi Party in Germany
Based on ideas of German racial superiority, it promoted territorial expansion, blamed the Jews for the ills of Germany and called for their removal from the German society.
The party's platform of twenty five objectives, published in 1920, was formulated by Hitler and Anton Drexler and included militaristic, nationalistic, social, economic, and antisemitic clauses.
Founded on January 5, 1919, the Nazi party had its origins in the Political Workers' Circle, a small right-wing group that started its activity in November 1918 under the leadership of Anton Drexler.
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/weekly/aa012400b.htm   (254 words)

  
 National Democratic Party of Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The primary concern of the National Democratic Party and Deutsche Volksunion is the interests of the German people; their platform focuses on the politics of culture-identity and the welfare of the nation, simultaneously addressing a number of issues such as unemployment and immigration restriction.
The NPD is considered a party of "grandparents and grandchildren", as the sixties generation in Germany, known for the leftist student movement, seldom votes in agreement with the NPD and its politics.
Holger Apfel, leader of the NPD in Saxony and deputy leader of the party nationwide, made a speech in the Saxon Landtag in which he called the Allied forces of the USA and Britain "mass murderers" because of their role in the bombing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Democratic_Party_of_Germany_(NPD)   (1774 words)

  
 German party stalks possible coalition role
Pulling no punches, Westerwelle, who is chairman of the Free Democrats, a party so often the kingmaker of coalitions, accused Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's Social Democrats of scaring away investors, while the Greens, the junior coalition partner, were criticized for being ideologically driven in adopting environmental standards that were inflexible, unrealistic and uneconomic.
Westerwelle, 43, was speaking at a packed party congress in North Rhine-Westphalia where the Free Democrats and the conservative Christian Democrats are hoping to oust the Social Democrats/Greens coalition from power on May 22.
The mittelstand is the small and medium-sized companies that have been the motor of the German economy and the sector that drives German exports.
www.iht.com /articles/2005/05/05/news/germany.php   (634 words)

  
 German-Helmets.com
By 1923, the Nazi party and the SA stormtroopers were considered almost one and the same in purpose, philosophy, membership, and mission.
During World War II, the Nazi Party managed the German government which was staffed by Nazis with local and state governments falling under the control of Nazi political leaders.
As Germany expanded its territory and began conquering other countries, the Nazi Party began establishing dictatorial regimes to replace the fallen governments, all of which were controlled by Nazi appointed leaders with the exception of France which was run by a military government under the control of the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht).
www.german-helmets.com /NSDAP_MAIN.htm   (446 words)

  
 German Wine Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Germans themselves never lost their love for the beauty and incredible complexity of their best wines—but mention German wine to a modern Englishman or American, and the response you’ll probably get is, “Liebfraumilch,” and other such banal plonk.
The best German producers, in fact, are too small, they said—much smaller than most big-league producers elsewhere—and it will, therefore, be hard to get a German wine juggernaut going in the U.S. that spotlights individual producers.
At the same time, due to their heroic struggles in a hostile environment, they turn out to be complex and multi-layered, with a precise rendering of the elements in the soils that nurtured them.
www.kci-com.com /lp/rr/wine/germanwineclub.asp   (2786 words)

  
 Stalin and German Communism by Paul Mattick
Sympathy with “German” Communists is bound to grow with the approaching war against Russia, just as sympathies for “Russian” Communists assumed forms of brotherly love in the second world war against the German totalitarians.
And within this party, in Fay’s words, “as a young woman in her early twenties, and not even a German citizen,” she rose quickly, “much to her own surprise,” to the position which enables her today to speak with authority about communism and German Communism in particular.
The origins of the State Party, Russian or otherwise, are not secret; they are identical with those that gave impetus to the accumulation and expansion of world capitalism.
www.marxists.org /archive/mattick-paul/1949/stalin-german-communism.htm   (2800 words)

  
 German Workers Party
The German Army was worried that it was a left-wing revolutionary group and sent Adolf Hitler, one of its education officers, to spy on the organization.
Adolf Hitler was often the main speaker and it was during this period that he developed the techniques that made him into such a persuasive orator.
This was reflected in the growth in the German Social Democrat Party (SDP), the largest political party in Germany.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERgwp.htm   (437 words)

  
 The Rise of Hitler - 1919 Hitler Joins German Workers' Party
The use of the term 'workers' attracted the attention of the German Army which was now involved in crushing Marxist uprisings.
Early the next morning, sitting in his cot in the barracks of the 2nd Infantry Regiment watching the mice eat bread crumbs he left for them on the floor, Hitler remembered the pamphlet and read it.
Although unimpressed by the present condition of the German Workers' Party, Hitler was drawn to the sentiment expressed by Drexler that this would somehow become a movement not just a political party.
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/riseofhitler/joins.htm   (546 words)

  
 E. Belfort Bax: The German Party (1891)
The German section of the Socialist Party as the most numerous, best organised, and most educated, naturally carries a weight as regards its utterances to which no other national section can lay claim.
It is necessary to point out the use that is made of any seemingly reactionary expressions of the leaders of the German party, and how eagerly they are reproduced over here and doubtless elsewhere by the bourgeois press, in order to indicate the responsibility of their leaders to the cause of international Socialism.
The importance to the progress of the Revolution throughout all Europe of the proceedings of the party in Germany imposes a special obligation upon those who represent it to be at once clear and circumspect in their utterances.
www.marxists.org /archive/bax/1891/06/germanparty.htm   (455 words)

  
 Nazism, National Socialist German Workers' Party & its alphabetic symbolism in the Swastika, Hakenkreuz, Fylfot, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The myth was refuted by the historic discovery that the salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) came from a socialist in the USA who used the military salute as part of the original pledge of allegiance.
The myth was refuted by the historic discovery that the salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) came from a national socialist in the USA who used a straight-arm salute as part of the original pledge of allegiance.
It is fascinating to think that of the gazillion times and ways that the National Socialist German Workers Party referred to the symbol of their socialism, many people failed to grasp the full import of what they were saying, and that the words also referred to the "S" shapes of the symbol.
rexcurry.net /nazism-national-socialist-german-workers-party.html   (7841 words)

  
 CNN.com - Move to ban far-right German party - August 11, 2000
BERLIN -- The German federal government is considering taking legal action to ban a fringe far-right political party in the wake of the recent wave of neo-Nazism.
He said his party, which was founded in 1964, drew none of its inspiration from Adolf Hitler's National Socialism party of the 1930s.
A small Nazi party barred in 1952 is the only other to be outlawed under a constitution which otherwise gives substantial protection to registered political parties.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/08/11/germany.ban   (583 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life.
The formation of professional committees and of committees representing the several estates of the realm, to ensure that the laws promulgated by the central authority shall be carried out by the federal states.
The leaders of the party undertake to promote the execution of the foregoing points at all costs, if necessary at the sacrifice of their own lives.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/imt/document/nsdappro.htm   (1076 words)

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