It was a Marxist–Leninist communist party, established in April 1946 as a merger between the East German branches of the Communist Party of Germany and Social Democratic Party of Germany. The GDR was effectively a one-party state.
The Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) merged to form the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) on 21 April 1946 in the territory of the Soviet occupation zone. It is considered a forced merger.
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The Socialist Unity Party of Germany ( German: Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, shortened: SED) was the governing party of East Germany from 1949, when East Germany was created, until the elections of 1990. It was formed in 1946 a year after World War 2 ended in 1945 and after Nazi Germany was defeated and after the Nazi ...
The Socialist Unity Party of Germany , informally known in English as the East German Communist Party, was the founding and ruling party of the German Democratic Republic from the country's foundation in October 1949 until its dissolution after the Peaceful Revolution in 1989.
…the Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (SED; Socialist Unity Party of Germany) in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and was the largest daily in that country; after German reunification in 1990, it was partly owned by the SED’s descendant, the Party of Democratic Socialism, later renamed the Left Party. Called the… Read More
As proof of his marketing savvy, consider something called the “Socialist Unity Party of Germany” (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, or SED), founded on April 21, 1946. In the wake of World War II, Stalin’s armies reigned supreme over much of Europe.