Bismarck's Germany - socialism

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  • Created on: 03-02-14 20:02
  • Bismarck finally got his way when an anti-socialist bill was passed in October 1878:
    - socialist organisations were banned
    - meetings were broken up
    - publications outlawed
  • between 1878-90, about 1500 socialists were imprisoned and many emigrated
  • however this didn't stop the SDP as they simply went underground
  • following their dip in popularity, they gained over a million votes and 35 seats in the Reichstag
  • Bismarck's attack on soacilaism was no more successful than his attack on the church


  • Bismarck hoped to gain the working class support by introducting welfare reforms
  • in 1883, he introduced the…


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