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Chancellor Karl Bruning of the Deutschland Party.

The Deutschland Party or Germany Party is a political party in Germany. The Deutschland Party was in power under Chancellor Karl Bruning in the early 1930s when German businessmen began receiving oil concessions in the Ottoman Empire, threatening British interests there. Bruning was also enlarging the German military; in 1933 the German army numbered 1.9 million men and the air arm had over 900 airmobiles.

The legislative elections of 5 November 1937 were a referendum on Bruning's military buildup and aggressive foreign policy. The Deutschland Party gained control of the legislatures of Baden and Bavaria and increased its majority in the Prussian Diet; this was seen as a mandate for war.

In the Global War, the German army initially won a series of striking victories over France, the Ottoman Empire, and India. However, in late 1942 the German army was forced to withdraw from Borneo, and in 1944-45 a series of uprisings occurred in the occupied European countries. By the summer of 1946, the German people had grown weary of the war, and in the August 1946 elections the Deutschland Party lost its majority. When Bruning attempted to dissolve the Diet on 18 August, he was arrested. Democratic Party leader Heinrich von Richter was unable to form a government until he formed a coalition with an anti-Bruning faction of the Deutschland Party.