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Chairman of the Democratic People’s State of Germany, Ernst Thälmann


Ernst Thälmann in 1932

Chairman of the DVD

Assumed office
20 March, 1928 - Incumbent
    Deputy

    Hans Beimler


Military service

    Allegiance

    German Empire


    Years of service

    1915 – 18


    Battles/wars

    World War I


    Awards

    Iron Cross Second Class

    Hanseatic Cross

    Wound Badge


Personal details

    Born: 16 April, 1886 (56)

    Gender: Male

    Name(s): "The Red President"

    Nationality: German

    Parents: Johannes Thälmann

    Mary-Magdalene

    Relatives: Frieda Thälmann (sister)

    Spouse(s): Rosa Koch

    Children: Unnamed daughter

    Position(s): Leader of the KPD

    Height: 5'10"

    Weight: 189 lbs


“The highest goal of human endeavour is moral character.”
- Chairman of the Democratic People’s State of Germany, Ernst Thälmann

Ernst Thälmann (Born: 16 April 1886 – Present) is a German communist politician and leader of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) under the Weimar Republic and the current Chairman of the Democratic People’s State of Germany (German: Demokratische Volksstaat Deutschland) in 1928. After the German Revolution of 1918 - 1919 ended with a successful communist takeover, the KPD became the governing political party of the Democratic People’s State of Germany with Karl Liebknecht as the First Chairman of the DVD. After Liebknecht’s assassination at the hands of the Freikorps in 1927, questions rose in the party about his immediate successor and a power struggle ensued between members of the KPD.

Eventually, Thälmann, with support from other KPD members and Joseph Stalin, current General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, became the second Chairman of the DVD. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, Thälmann was nevertheless a loyal supporter of Stalin and willingly placed the KPD under control by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, completing the "Stalinization" of the KPD.

With Thälmann as Chairman, the Democratic People’s State of Germany became a one-party Socialist state with the KPD dominated by Stalinism and Stalinist policies consequently of Thälmann’s willingness to hand the KPD over to the control of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Politically and economically supported by the Soviet Union, the DVD enjoyed a higher standard of living and the military and political support from the Soviet Union.

Unrest ensued when far-right militias armed themselves to revolt against the communist government, forcing Thälmann’s hand to send in the German People’s Army to suppress the rebels.

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