- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
Only something like 15% of Germans voted for the Communists in the Weimar era, though. In turn, this raises an interesting question--did a majority of Germans actually want this revolution, or was it simply a vocal and active minority who successfully made this possible?
1. There were two other bigger parties that also proclaimed themselves parties of the workers, SPD and USPD.
2. The leadership of the labor unions was staunchly anti-communist.
3. The Party was not unified, very quickly the left wing of the KPD left and formed a new communist party, KAPD.
4. There were other movements like National-bolshevism that competed with the communists.
5. It was not nationalistic enough. Germany was full of nationalistic sentiment following WW1 and KPD simply didn't follow that. During the French occupation of the Ruhr their motto was "stop Poincare at the Rhine and Cuno at the Spree".