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Free Social Union (Germany)

Frei-Soziale Union, FSU, Freisoziale Union-Demokratische Mitte,

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The FSU is one of the small parties with the longest tradition in Germany called Frei-Soziale Union 1950-1958, Freisoziale Union 1958-1968, Freisoziale Union - Demokratische Mitte 1968-1982 and FREISOZIALE UNION - Demokratische Mitte 1982-today however without any significant success in elections. It is a kind of utopian socialist party agitating for the abolition of money and private real estate ownership. It is ideologically based on Silvio Gesell's ideas of Freiwirtschaft (free economy). It is difficult to localize this party in the political co-ordinate system: some called it a right-wing party, others put it somewhere in the center.

Marcus Schmöger, 10 September 2001

Non-existing Flag

[Non-existing Flag, Social Liberal Union (Germany)]
by António Martins
N.B. this flag never existed

The Frei-Soziale Union, still in existence today, is mentioned in Rabbow 1970 as using a cross symbol depicted on a green flag above however, there is no mention of a flag in Rabbow 1970.

Marcus Schmöger, 14 July 2000

The FSU used a white threefold cross on green (or reversed colours) as a symbol, but never as a flag, only as decorative clothing. In two e-mails the party stated that they do not use a party flag (2000) and that they do not use the threefold cross symbol any more (2001). Sources: e-mails from the FSU, 17th July 2000 and 19th April 2001; Rabbow 1970 and party website.

Marcus Schmöger, 10 September 2001

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