1945 Democracy in Post-War Germany / Christian Democratic Union of Germany CDU
26th June 2020 - 75 years since the founding of the CDU.
The CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany) is the major centre-right party in German politics.
Immediately following the collapse of the Nazi dictatorship at the end of World War II, the need for a new political order in Germany was paramount.
One of the lessons learned from the failure of the Weimar Republic was that disunity among the democratic parties ultimately allowed for the rise of the Nazi Party.
CDU was established in Berlin on 26 June 1945 and in Rheinland and Westfalen in September of the same year, consisting primarily of former members of the Centre Party, the German Democratic Party, the German National People's Party and the German People's Party.