Communist Party of Germany

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The KPD's headquarters from 1926 to 1933 in which the Antifaschistische Aktion' logo can be seen prominently displayed on the front of the building

The Communist Party of Germany (German: Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands, KPD), originating from the Spartacus League, was a major political party in Germany between 1918 and 6 March 1933 when it was banned.

The party was Stalinist and loyal to the leadership of the Soviet Union, and from 1928 it was largely controlled and funded by the Soviet Union.

In 1932, the KPD also founded Antifaschistische Aktion, commonly known as Antifa, which it described as a "red united front under the leadership of the only anti-fascist party, the KPD".

After World War II it re-established itself as a minor party in West Germany until 1956 when it was again banned by the Constitutional Court.

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