Editors. "German anti-socialist law of 1878 expires". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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German anti-socialist laws, first implemented in 1878, expire. At the Erfurt Congress soon after, the Social Democratic Party openly adopt a Marxist programme for the first time.