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Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany$
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Alastair Thompson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205432

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.001.0001

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Defending the Reich: Left Liberals and German Politics from January 1912 to the July Crisis 1914

Defending the Reich: Left Liberals and German Politics from January 1912 to the July Crisis 1914

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(p.200) 6 Defending the Reich: Left Liberals and German Politics from January 1912 to the July Crisis 1914
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Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany
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Alastair P. Thompson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0007

The aftermath of the 1912 Reichstag elections offered a strange mixture of change, continuity, and confusion. There had been a striking clear-out of sitting deputies: only 187 of the 397 deputies elected in 1907 were also returned in 1912. Amidst such electoral carnage, however, party leaders remained largely unscathed. Those who paid the electoral price in 1912 were mainly the more junior and less influential parliamentarians. Continuity amongst party leaders was more than matched by ministers and senior officials on the other side of the political dialogue: 1912 lacked even the couple of sacrifices which had accompanied the Bülow Bloc. The period 1912–1914 saw a continuation of the pattern of left liberal-National Liberal relations established by the fall of the Bülow Bloc. Despite the efforts of the right, the National Liberals continued mainly to seek agreement with left liberals rather than Conservatives.

Keywords:   Reichstag, elections, left liberals, deputies, Bülow Bloc, National Liberals, left, right, Conservatives

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