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Spartacists

“Spartakusbund” 1916–19 A German revolutionary socialist group led by Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht 1871–1919, and named for Spartacus, the leader of the 73 BC slave revolt against Rome. It formed the nucleus of the German Communist Party and was bloodily suppressed in 1919 with its leaders being killed.
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Luxemburg eventually walked out of prison, shortly after Liebknecht, and at the end of the year their Spartacus League faction of the SPD was transformed into the Communist Party of Germany.
As a counter-balance to such mass outpourings of angst, attempts were made in several European societies to suppress revolutionary trends, which resulted in the crushing of the Spartacus League in Germany and the rise of a fascist regime under Benito Mussolini in Italy.
is that a number of revolutionary groups with a variety of political commitments defined the German Revolution, a fact that the historiographical focus on Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg and the Spartacus League has tended to obscure.