Ernst Thälmann was a German communist politician. He was leader of the Communist Party of Germany from 1925 to 1933.
A committed Stalinist, Thälmann played a major role in the political instability of the Weimar Republic in its final years, when the KPD explicitly sought the overthrow of the liberal democracy of the republic. Under his leadership the KPD became intimately associated with the government of the Soviet Union and the policies of Joseph Stalin, and from 1928 the party was largely controlled and funded by Stalin's government. The KPD under Thälmann's leadership regarded the Social Democratic Party as its main adversary and the party adopted the position that the social democrats were "social fascists."
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