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Center Party Explained

Center Party at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

German political party formed to support Roman Catholic interests. It was active in the Second Reich from the 1870s, when it came into conflict with O. von Bismarck in the Kulturkampf, to 1933, when it was dissolved by the Nazi-dominated government. It was the first party of imperial Germany to cut across class and state lines, but because it represented the Roman Catholics, who were concentrated in S Germany, it never won a parliamentary majority.