Talk:Centre Party (Germany)

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Well-written and basically neutral article[edit]

I like the article as now constituted but it suffers from over-linking. One link per section is plenty, certainly not every paragraph within a section or within the same paragraph, which gets very distracting. Rlquall 00:05, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

"Well-written and basically neutral article"??[edit]

I think not. Large swaths of text lifted directly from the Catholic Encyclopedia. Article needs to be continually vetted for POV and tone. 216.194.3.77 12:13, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

It was the Catholic Centre Party - not the Centre Party[edit]

It was the Catholic Centre Party - not the Centre Party. When it lost against the National Socialists (Nazis) in the elections, the members of the Catholic Centre Party were imprisoned. The party disbanded to avoid further punishments by Hitler.

The whole article does nothing to preserve history, but rather to obscure it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.235.122.19 (talk) 21:17, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

The party was called Zentrum or Zentrumspartei or Deutsche Zentrumspartei. "Catholic" was never part of the name. Str1977 (talk) 15:09, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Centre Party and social progress[edit]

Two suggestions.

First, someone should create a redirect called Center Party (Germany) that redirects here, for the benefit of American readers.

Second, the Centre Party played a key role in the development of labor laws (child labor, social security, maximum number of hours worked per week, etc.) in the 1880s and 1890s (beginning even before Bismarck's death). This is mentioned in only one brief sentence in a very long article. This article does an admirable job of describing the CP's political history, but its actual accomplishments should be included. (With neutral POV, of course; to libertarians it is not an "accomplishment" to pass a child labor law.) These laws influenced the American New Deal and also the development of Catholic social teaching, and are thus very noteworthy. — Lawrence King (talk) 21:16, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

The Enabling Act[edit]

Although it may be unintentional, this section reads as an attempt at whitewashing and excuse making. Bottom line is that the Centre Party voted UNANIMOUSLY in favor of the Enabling Act, which gave Hitler dictatorial powers. That is the most important piece of information, and should be in the first sentence of the section, not buried at the end of multiple paragraphs of excuses. It was not impossible to vote against the act, as the Socialist party voted unanimously against it. Also, it is misleading to say that the Socialist party was the only one to speak out against the legislation. The Communist party also opposed it, but were not allowed to speak since it had been outlawed by the Nazis.

Another interesting observation is that the word "Jew" does not appear once in this article. How is that even possible in such a long article dealing with a religiously-based political party operating during a time when the "Jewish question" was so prominent in German politics?

Dansan99 (talk) 17:45, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

The Party That Put Hitler in Power[edit]

How the hell is this party still around? Surely their collaboration with the Nazi's and help passing the Enabling Act would of been their death-knell after the war. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.45.162.92 (talk) 15:35, 11 June 2016 (UTC)