‘March Separately, But Strike Together!’ The Communist Party’s United-Front Policy in the Weimar Republic

  title={‘March Separately, But Strike Together!’ The Communist Party’s United-Front Policy in the Weimar Republic},
  author={Marcel Bois},
  journal={Historical Materialism},
  • M. Bois
  • Published 30 April 2020
  • Political Science, History
  • Historical Materialism
The Communist Party of Germany (KPD) first coined the united-front policy in 1921, representing a promising effort to bolster Communist influence in the workers’ movement of that country. As the first part of the article shows, the KPD recruited large numbers of new members and significantly improved its electoral returns as a result. Despite this success, however, the party only pursued the united-front policy in two phases (1921–3 and 1926). As illustrated in the second part of the article… 
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