Fascist People's Party of Sweden

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National Socialist People's Party of Sweden
(Fascist People's Party of Sweden)

Sveriges Nationalsocialistiska Folkparti
(Sveriges Fascistiska Folkparti)
LeaderKonrad Hallgren
Founded1926 (1926)
Dissolved1930 (1930)
Preceded byFascist Struggle Organisation of Sweden
Succeeded bySwedish National Socialist Party
NewspaperNationen
Paramilitary wingStormgruppen Wasa
IdeologySwedish nationalism
Fascism (until 1929)
Nazism
Political positionFar-right

Fascist People's Party of Sweden (in Swedish: Sveriges Fascistiska Folkparti) was a fascist and later national socialist political party in Sweden. It was founded on 3 September 1926 by a circle around the publication Nationen. Its cadre was made up of members of the Fascist Struggle Organisation of Sweden (initially called Sveriges Fosterländska Kamporganisation in the start[1]). Ideologically, the party was initially strongly influenced by Italian fascism and Benito Mussolini, but later on, the focus was shifted towards German Nazism. Until 1929 the organisation used the fasces as its symbol however this was later replaced with three crowns representing its support for the Swedish monarchy placed upon a white circle with a red background similar to the flag of the Nazi Party representing its shift in ideology towards Nazism.

Konrad Hallgren, a former German officer, was one of the people who started the organization and also became the leader of the party. Other important members included Corporal Sven Olov Lindholm and Lieutenant Sven Hedengren. It had close connections to at least one leading member of the German counter-revolutionary Freikorps who, after the murder of Rosa Luxemburg moved to Sweden.

In 1929 a delegation of the party including Hallgren and Lindholm attended the Parteitag of NSDAP in Nuremberg. After the return from Germany, the party changed its name to National Socialist People's Party of Sweden (Sveriges Nationalsocialistiska Folkparti).

On 19 January 1930 the party split with members under Stig Bille rebelling against Hallgren forming the New Swedish People's League. In 1930, the party merged with the Swedish National Socialist Peasants and Workers Party. Later the same year, it merged with the New Swedish People's League, forming the Swedish National Socialist Party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polisrapport om Munckska frikåren 1932 (in Swedish) Retrieved 17 September 2019.