(37) Having thus proclaimed its simultaneous bold newness and gallant return to the roots of true socialism, the more serious tone struck by a broadsheet lay the foundations for the break-out of SDUF into a mature and independent party in a way Stormklockan, as a 'youth magazine', would have struggled to.
The split with SAP became a fact at the February 1917 SDUF congress.
Almost the entire SDUF joined up under Hoglund's leadership, alongside prominent SAP figures and signatories of the original Stormklockan manifesto including Strom, Dalstrom, Lindhagen and Kilbom, and fifteen rebel MPs.
At the end of 1918, Hoglund left his editorial work for Stormklockan to take up the post of editor-in-chief at the party publisher Frams forlag, also that originating in SDUF. His farewell in the 14 December 1918 number began with a rousing 'Long live the revolution!
With some, one may assume, unintended irony, the SKP leadership, headed by Hoglund, applied some of the same arguments for obedience that Branting and the SAP leadership had used against a defiant SDUF less than a decade previously.