Karl Liebknecht
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"Karl Liebknecht"}} was a German socialist and a co-founder with Rosa Luxemburg of the Spartacus League/Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany. He is best known for his opposition to World War I in the Reichstag (German Empire)/Reichstag and his role in the Spartacist uprising of 1919. The uprising was crushed by the social democrat government and the Freikorps (paramilitary units formed of World War I veterans). Liebknecht and Luxemburg were killed.

After their deaths, Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg became Martyrdom/martyrs for Socialists. According to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, commemoration of Liebknecht and Luxemburg continues to play an important role among the German far-left.

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