The Spartacus League (German: Spartakusbund) was a Marxist revolutionary movement organized in Germany during World War I. It was founded in August 1914 as the "International Group" by Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, Clara Zetkin, and other members of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) who were dissatisfied with the party's official policies in support of the war.
La Liga Espartaquista ( Spartakusbund en alemán) fue un movimiento revolucionario marxista organizado en Alemania durante los últimos años de la Primera Guerra Mundial. 1 La Liga fue nombrada en honor de Espartaco, líder de la mayor rebelión de esclavos de la República Romana.
The Spartacus League ( German: Spartakusbund) was a Marxist revolutionary movement in Germany during World War I. The League was named after Spartacus, leader of the largest slave rebellion of the Roman Republic. Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg, Clara Zetkin, and others started the group.
The Spartacist League is considered particularly notorious by some groups for its defense of the North American Man/Boy Love Association and Roman Polanski, and defending North Korea from capitalist restoration. The Spartacist League has also criticized the bombing of Islamic State targets by the US military. Footnotes
- What Is The "Spartacist Manifesto"? Where Is The Quote from?
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The quote from the "Spartacist Manifesto" is until now not credible: What is meant by the "Spartacist Manifesto"? Where was it published? When?  refers (on page 37) to an article of the 26 November 1918 issue of Die Rote Fahne as the "Spartacist Manifesto". The article it reprints actually appeared one day before (see ), but it does not contain...
The Spartacist League was never the "german afiliate to the Comintern", simply because the Comintern did not yet exist! It was already the KPD who was a founding membver of the III International, in March,1919. Why no mention of the fact that Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt called himself 'Spartacus'. Too many naive, un-analytical dissemniations ...
If the Spartakusbund completely became the KPD in December 1918, why are they referred to as Spartacists in the rest of the article and during their uprisng? Surely they should be referred to as communists. GoliathX17:06, 1 October 2006 (UTC) The attempted revolution in 1919 was still known as the Spartacus Uprising, the name change notwithstanding...
I tried to sort out what's going on with that image and why it won't move over, but I can't figure it out. Can anyone else? matt9148602:45, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
The article reads as if written from a far-left point of view: in the introduction, the right wing of the SPD is referred to as 'autocratic', the Freikorps as 'proto-fascist'. While I don't necessarily disagree, these sorts of statements at the very least need to be supported by footnotes! --Helmold (talk) 19:33, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
The author of the section about the Freikorps crushing the revolution refers to them as being under the control of 'the government'. Is it not true that the SL claimed control of Berlin as a self-governing and autonomous Communist Soviet? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:59, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Would it not be better to call this page 'Spartacus League'. It's a direct translation from the German word Spartakusbund, it's what's they called themselves (as in Luxemburg's What does Spartacus stand for?) and it would avoid the disambiguation with the modern US Trotskyist group.Haldraper (talk) 08:38, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
The article incorrectly suggests that Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated in 1917. Eberhard Kolb in his monograph The Weimar Republic,considered the essential text on the period, cites that the Kaiser abdicated on November 9th, 1918 on page 243, the first page of his chronology. His formal abdication followed an informal announcement by then-chancellor Pri...
Spartacus has been a great inspiration to left-wing revolutionaries, most notably the German Spartacus League (1915–18), a forerunner of the Communist Party of Germany. A January 1919 uprising by communists in Germany was called the Spartacist uprising.