Order of Karl Marx

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Order-Karl-Marks
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The Order-Karl-Marks
Awarded by East GermanyEast Germany
Type Order
Status Not currently awarded
Statistics
Established May 5, 1953
Total awarded 20,000
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The bar of the Order-Karl-Marks

The Order of Karl Marx (German: Karl-Marx-Orden) was the most important order in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Award of the order also included a prize of 20,000 East German marks.

The order was founded on May 5, 1953 on the occasion of Karl Marx's 135th birthday and on the recommendation of the GDR Council of Ministers. It was granted to individuals, enterprises, organizations, and military groups for exceptional merit in relation to ideology, culture, economy, and other designations. Additionally, citizens of other countries could also be awarded the order.

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