A German-conservative party

the German-conservative party assembled to 7. June 1876 from very different groups: Large basic owners, trailers of the government Bismarck such as Moltke, orthodox Protestanten and christian-social ones. It recognized the condition of the German empire on and occurred for retaining the monarchischen privileges, stabilization of the religion and fight of the social-democracy. One of the most important predecessor parties were the Prussian oldconservative.

Their principal organ was the new Prussian newspaper (cross newspaper).

First the party set clearly from Bismarck and it for a supporting freeconservative party off, but approached it starting from 1877 to its politics, in particular as it to the policy of customs protectionism ignored itself. The party in East Prussia, Pommern, Mecklenburg and Saxonia had their centers. In the Prussian Lower House it, favoured by the Prussian three-class right to vote , was strongest Kraft. In the manor-house their position was even still stronger. So it had a substantial influence on officer corps, civil servants and clergyman, and over the Upper House of Parliament also on the realm politics.

With the protection politics it went to the center with the freeconservative , and with parts of the national liberals a party together. But it turned against the culture fight of Bismarck.

To its dismissal the German-conservative went into opposition to the restaurant economics politics of new realm chancellor Leo von Caprivi. 1892 the decided party program (the Tivoli program in such a way specified) turned affected by Adolf Stoecker against each Jewish influence and against the social-democracy. Among realm chancellors Fürst Bernhard von Bülow the party because of its agrarianprotectionist policy the realm government, but rejected they approached on further all beginnings to liberal reforms in the interior, economic and financial policy and contributed in such a way 1909 to the fall of the government Bülow. The German-conservative itself each stabilization of the realm debited to the individual Federal States, opposed, because they were afraid that otherwise their influence in controlling Prussia in weight would lose the federal politics. On the other hand they agreed all military and fleet collecting mains, while they only supported the colonial policy hesitating.

Well-known representatives of the party were among other things Ernst von Heydebrand and the Lasa, Kuno count von Westarp, Hans Hugo of Kleist Retzow, Philipp of Natik Ludom and William of hammer stone.

A majority of the members of the German-conservative party took part 1918 in the establishment of the DNVP.

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