German Political Parties 1871

4 main political parties Germany 1871. Covers representation, aims and strengths

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Name German Conservative The Centre party Nation Liberals Social Democratic Party
Party (catholic)
Who was represented Protestants Catholics Protestant middle class Represented working
Aristocrats Minorities whom opposed Bankers and other wealthy class majority
Prussian Junkers Bismarck people
Aims Supports: Preservation of catholic Free trade Extreme:
Protestants church and education Strong German Wanted to overthrow
Aristocrats Decentralisation constitution government
Landowners Wanted Bismarck to have Social reform
Chancellor less power Reduction in state power
Strengths Dominated local influence Most popular in southern 1874 increase to155 Initial modest strength
in Prussia catholic states, Rhineland seats 1871
and Bavaria


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