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The Deutsche Reichspartei (DRP, German Reich Party, German Imperial Party or German Empire
German Empire
Party) was a nationalist political party in West Germany. It was founded in 1950 from the German Right Party (German: Deutsche Rechtspartei), which had been set up in Lower Saxony in 1946 and had five members in the first Bundestag.

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1 Formation 2 Development 3 Disappearance 4 References

Formation[edit] The DRP was established in 1950 when the majority of the Deutsche Rechtspartei members of the Bundestag
Bundestag
decided to establish a more formal party network under the DRP name.[6] The new party absorbed the "National Democrats", a splinter group from Hesse.[7] The party took its name from an earlier group of the same name that had existed during the German Empire
German Empire
period.[4] The initial three deputy chairmen, Wilhelm Meinberg, Otto Hess and Heinrich Kunstmann, had all been members of the Nazi Party.[4] From 1951 the group published its own newspaper Reichsruf ("Call of the Reich").[8] Development[edit] The party moved towards explicit neo- Nazism
Nazism
in 1952, when the Socialist Reich Party (SRP) was declared anti-constitutional and disbanded by the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Much of its membership then joined the DRP.[9] The membership of Hans-Ulrich Rudel in 1953 was seen as marking out the party as the new force of neo- Nazism
Nazism
and he enjoyed close ties to Savitri Devi
Savitri Devi
and Nazi mysticism.[10] Stability under Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Adenauer
and the growth experienced during the Wirtschaftswunder
Wirtschaftswunder
meant that the DRP struggled for support, averaging around only 1% of the national votes in the federal elections of 1953, 1957 and 1961.[4] The party's only major breakthrough came in 1959 in the regional election for Rhineland-Palatinate, where it won 5.1% of the vote and thus was able to send deputies to the assembly.[4] In 1962 the party took part in an international conference of far right groups hosted in Venice
Venice
by Oswald Mosley
Oswald Mosley
and signed up as members of his National Party of Europe.[11] This initiative did not take off as Mosley had hoped, however, as few of the member parties, including the DRP, were interested in changing their name to National Party of Europe, as he had hoped they would.[12] One of the party's last acts in 1964 saw it sponsor a tour of Germany by controversial American historian David Hoggan.[13] Disappearance[edit] The lack of national success however saw the leaders of the DRP seek to extend their influence further, and they made contact with the leaders of other rightist parties such as the German Party and the Gesamtdeutsche Partei seeking close ties.[14] It was soon decided that a more formal union with other rightist groups was desirable. They held their final party conference in Bonn
Bonn
in 1964 in which they voted to form a new union of "national democratic forces".[4] The party was symbolically liquidated, with the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) established immediately afterwards.[4] References[edit]

^ http://www.tabularasamagazin.de/deutsche-reichspartei-drp/ ^ Cas Mudde, The Ideology of the Extreme Right, Manchester University Press, 2000, pp. 25–26 ^ Karl Dietrich Bracher, The German Dictatorship, Penguin Books, 1971, p. 581 ^ a b c d e f g Luciano Cheles, Ronnie Ferguson & Michalina Vaughan, Neo-Fascism in Europe, Longman, 1991, p. 71 ^ Horst W. Schmollinger, Richard Stöss, Die Parteien und die Presse der Parteien und Gewerkschaften in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1945–1974, Westdeutscher Verlag 1975, S. 187 ^ Cas Mudde, The Ideology of the Extreme Right, Manchester University Press, 2000, pp. 25–26 ^ Karl Dietrich Bracher, The German Dictatorship, Penguin Books, 1971, p. 581 ^ Bracher, The German Dictatorship, p. 583 ^ Martin A. Lee, The Beast Reawakens, Warner Books, 1998, p. 115 ^ Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Black
Black
Sun, New York University Press, 2003, pp. 101–102 ^ Goodrick-Clarke, Black
Black
Sun, p. 30 ^ Richard Thurlow, Fascism in Britain: A History, 1918-1985, Basil Blackwell, 1987, p. 247 ^ Bracher, The German Dictatorship, p. 588 ^ Mudde, The Ideology of the Extreme Right, p. 26

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National Socialist German Workers' Party

Leader

Anton Drexler
Anton Drexler
(1919–1921) Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
(1921–1945) Martin Bormann
Martin Bormann
(1945)

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Publications

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Members

Gottfried Feder Dietrich Eckart Alfred Rosenberg Joseph Goebbels Heinrich Himmler Reinhard Heydrich Hermann Göring Gregor Strasser Otto Strasser Albert Speer Rudolf Hess Ernst Kaltenbrunner Adolf Eichmann Joachim von Ribbentrop Houston Stewart Chamberlain Hans Frank Rudolf Höss Richard Walther Darré Baldur von Schirach Artur Axmann Ernst Röhm Wilhelm Frick Josef Mengele Ernst Hanfstaengl Julius Streicher Hermann Esser

Derivatives

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International

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NSDAP/AO
(1972) Patriot Front Tsagaan Khas Vanguard America White Aryan Resistance World Union of National Socialists

Defunct

Germany and Austria

Action Front of National Socialists/National Activists Deutsche Heidnische Front Deutsche Reichspartei Free German Workers' Party Gesinnungsgemeinschaft der Neuen Front German Alternative German Social Union The Immortals Landig Group National Democratic Party (Austria) Nationalist
Nationalist
Front National Offensive National Socialist Underground Socialist Reich Party Volkssozialistische Bewegung Deutschlands/Partei der Arbeit Wiking-Jugend

Europe

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International

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People

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Category

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Political parties and groups

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Nationalist
Front Pegida The Republicans Socialist Reich Party Volkssozialistische Bewegung Deutschlands/Partei der Arbeit Wiking-Jugend

People

Bela Ewald Althans Holger Apfel Wilhelm Bittrich Friedhelm Busse Günter Deckert Sepp Dietrich Gerhard Frey Herbert Gille Wolf Rüdiger Hess Erich Kern Götz Kubitschek Michael Kühnen Otto Kumm Horst Mahler Hubert Meyer Kurt Meyer Armin Mohler Martin Mussgnug Harald Neubauer Frauke Petry Paul Hausser Otto Ernst Remer Jürgen Rieger Hans-Ulrich Rudel Franz Schönhuber Fritz Rössler Wilhelm Stäglich Felix Steiner Otto Strasser Michael Swierczek Adolf von Thadden Friedrich Thielen Udo Voigt Christian Worch

German law

Strafgesetzbuch section 86a

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 126989040 GN

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