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Fascist People's Party of Sweden (in Swedish: ''Sveriges Fascistiska Folkparti'') was a fascist and later Nazi political party in Sweden.


History

It was founded on 3 September 1926 by a circle around the fascist publication ''Nationen''. Its cadre was made up of members of the earlier ''Sveriges Fascistiska Kamporganisation'' ("Swedish Fascist Combat Organisation", SFKO, initially called "Sveriges Fosterländska Kamporganisation" in the start).Polisrapport om Munckska frikåren 1932
(in Swedish) Retrieved 17 September 2019. Ideologically, the party was initially strongly influenced by Italian fascism and Benito Mussolini, but later on, the focus was shifted towards German Nazism. Until 1929 the organisation used the fasces as its symbol however this was later replaced with three crowns representing its support for the Swedish monarchy placed upon a white circle with a red background similar to the flag of the Nazi Party representing its shift in ideology towards Nazism. Konrad Hallgren, a former German officer, was one of the people who started the organization and also became the leader of the party. He was also involved with the secret right-wing paramilitary "Munckska kåren" ("Munck's corps"). Other important members included Corporal Sven Olov Lindholm and Lieutenant Sven Hedengren. It had close connections to at least one leading member of the German counter-revolutionary Freikorps who, after the Freikorps murder of Rosa Luxemburg, had moved to Sweden. In 1929 a delegation of the party, including Hallgren and Lindholm, attended the ''Parteitag'' of NSDAP in Nuremberg. After the return from Germany, the party changed its name to National Socialist People's Party of Sweden (''Sveriges Nationalsocialistiska Folkparti''). On 19 January 1930 the party split, with members under Stig Bille rebelling against Hallgren and forming the New Swedish People's League. In 1930, the party merged with the Swedish National Socialist Peasants and Workers Party. Later the same year, it merged with the New Swedish People's League, forming the Swedish National Socialist Party.


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