The Union Of The Soviet Side Essay

1782 Words Dec 6th, 2016 8 Pages
Another interesting parallel between workers ' opposition in each regime is the role of individuals and the use of collective action. Many of the forms of resistance taken relied on a sense of solidarity among the workers. For example the use of strikes and absenteeism from work, both of these actions only held any weight because they were collectively acted upon by many workers. Although much larger on the Soviet side, strikes played a role in opposition in each of these empires; these strikes allowed large groups of workers to express their opposition to the conditions being faced by workers. On a contrasting note, individuals also played important parts in workers ' oppositional movements, such as those mentioned above, Kapiton Vasil’evich Klepikov and Georg Elser. While the methods taken by these individuals was quite different, it still goes to show the importance that one individual can have on a movement.

Political opposition is bound to arise in any society in which there is a ruling government. The Nazi government was unable to escape this, with many political opponents throughout the 1930s. The biggest political opponents of the Nazis were the Social Democrats and the Communists. In 1933, the Nazis declared themselves the only party within the state and banned all other political parties; nonetheless, these political groups still continued to operate and work against the Nazis.

Throughout the 1920s, the Social Democratic Party(SPD) was a contender in German…

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