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Why would people join a bloc party?

For practical matters and in East Germany, the benefits from being a member of a bloc party were actually not so different from being a member of the real ruling party. Party membership (either in the ...
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Why would people join a bloc party?

In the 1990s, the German Bundestag organised a long-running investigative commission, the Enquete-Kommissionen zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur. In its voluminous report at the end of the 12. ...
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Why would people join a bloc party?

Perhaps not a complete answer, but to provide several considerations: people simply could be ordered or paid to join the bloc party, the leaders of such a party could be even undercover members of ...
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Did Karl Marx openly advocate violence? (or against it?)

There's a trivial part and an unanswerable part to the question. The trivial part - did Marx think that a violent revolution was the only way to bring a better society into being? Yep, he did. It's ...
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