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Free Social Union (Germany)

frei-soziale union, fsu, freisoziale union-demokratische mitte,

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The FSU is a small parties with a long tradition in Germany. It was originally called the Frei-Soziale Union 1950-1958, changed into the Freisoziale Union 1958-1968, then the Freisoziale Union - Demokratische Mitte 1968-1982 and and finally into the FREISOZIALE UNION - Demokratische Mitte 1982-today. It, however, never had 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

Free Social Union Flag (Factitious)
Fantasy Flag - Does Not Exist

[Non-existing Flag, Social Liberal Union (Germany)] Image by António Martins
Note: Although reported, this flag never actually existed.

The Frei-Soziale Union, which is still in existence today, is mentioned in Rabbow 1970 as using a cross symbol, but not depicted on a flag, and there is no evidence such a flag has ever existed.
Marcus Schmöger, 14 July 2000

The FSU used a white threefold cross on green (or reversed colours) as a symbol, but never on a flag, only as decoration on 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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