Socialist Unity Party of Germany

Socialist Unity Party of Germany
   Created by a Soviet Union–induced merger of the German Communist Party and the German Social Democratic Party, the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands—SED) governed the German Democratic Republic for its entire existence. The SED inflexibly pursued a MarxistLeninist course and party direction was perennially shaped by Moscow. Despite desperately attempting to avoid the process of glasnost, the SED ceased to exist as a Marxist organization soon after the toppling of the Berlin Wall. In 1990 it became the Party of Democratic Socialism, and in that guise has remained influential in both national and local politics.

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