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In the election for the constituent National Assembly in 1919, the communist Spartakus-Bund’s slogan was "Thou shalt not vote". But after a broad majority had voted for parliamentary democracy, the communists adapted themselves to form the KPD ( Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands) and put up candidates in the election for the first Reichstag. The poster shows the upheaval that the KPD hoped to create.

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Wählt Spartakus, Leo Baeck Institute, r (f) DD 232.5 A7 1963 [II.17].