MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Events



Gotha (Unity) Congress

Met between May 22 and 27, 1875. Here the two fundamental trends in the German working-class movement – the Social-Democratic Workers' Party and the General German Workers' Union – united to form the Socialist Workers' Party of Germany. The draft programme of the united party came under intense criticism from Marx and Engels. (See Critique of the Gotha Programme)