(47.) Since the 1930 elections the DNVP
received fewer and fewer votes but was superseded by the even more radical National Socialists.
Reinhold, however, bristled at being associated with the DNVP
The Nazi NSDAP had the brown-shirted SA (Sturm Abteilung or 'Storm Division'); the Communist KPD, the Red Front Fighters' League (Rotfrontkampferbund); the Social Democratic SPD had the Reichsbanner; and the nationalist DNVP
, the Stahlhelm.
Gasteiger's essay focuses on DNVP leader Count Guido von Westarp and his relationships with volkisch politician Albrecht von Graefe-Goldebee (initially a member of the DNVP and then founder of the German-Racist Freedom Party [Deutschvolksiche Freiheitspartei, DVP] and the Central Association of German Conservatives [Hauptverein der Deutschkonservativen]), closely examining the deterioration of both relationships.
Variations of this diagnosis are also made (implicitly) in the essays by Gasteiger and Jones on the DNVP and in the essay by Bjorn Hofmeister on the Pan-German league.
He hoped to win over the nationalist DNVP, which had become a mass party.
As a nationalist himself Stresemann was able to talk the language of the DNVP. He shared their anger at the way Austria had been prevented from joining Germany (in violation of the principle of self-determination), at the mistreatment of German minorities by Poland or by Fascist Italy in South Tyrol, and at the loss of colonies.
(62) The German Nationalists (DNVP) and their burgeoning anti-republican cohort had reduced the DDP and DVP from true Volksparteien to increasingly insignificant economic interest groups, neither of which could alone garner more than 8 percent of the Silesian electorate.
He also felt the DNVP was making a grave mistake in following the conservative path and not openly embracing electoral reforms, democratization, and a center coalition with the Center, DDP and DVE Kardorff to Hergt, 21 November 1919, and Kardorff to Party Central, 19 April 1920, in NL Kardorff, BAK: N 1040, #10, #16.
Surprisingly, the first electoral breakthroughs enjoyed by the Nazis came in Protestant rural areas, such as Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony, where peasant voters had earlier registered discontent with their traditional representatives from the DNVP
(German National People's Party or Nationalists).
Moore has drawn one long line from the end of World War I to Hitler, making little or no differentiation between imperial and democratic Germany, between the socialists and Democrats, or the right-wing DNVP
and the Nazis.
When combined with the smaller German National Peoples Party (DNVP
), the disparate anti-republican forces had sufficient strength to paralyze parliament.