May 5th in German History: The Birth of Karl Marx

The 19th century had no shortage of influential philosophers, economists, and political theorists. Emmanuel Kant, Friederich Nietzsche, Soren Kierkegaard, and many others helped develop modern thought and influenced modern politics and culture. Perhaps the most influential philosopher of all, though, if only for the harm his ideas caused, was Karl Marx. Karl Marx was bornContinue reading “May 5th in German History: The Birth of Karl Marx”

April 6th in German History: The Proclamation of the Bavarian Socialist Republic

On April 6th, 1919, the Bavarian Soviet Republic was proclaimed in Munich. Following the First World War, a series of revolts and mutinies within the military resulted in civil unrest throughout Germany. In Bavaria, a state in Southern Germany, King Ludwig III fled and Kurt Eisner became minister president of the People’s state of BavariaContinue reading “April 6th in German History: The Proclamation of the Bavarian Socialist Republic”