There are many examples of ideological parties, but one of the most well known parties of the 20th century is the Nazi Party. Formed by a group of unemployed soldiers in 1919, the Nazi Party would go on to rule Germany a... More » Government & Politics Politics Political Parties

The disadvantages of a political party include placing the interests of the party over those of a nation, weak governance and fostering division. There is also the argument that a political party only reflects the views ... More »

Some of the functions played by political parties include pre-selection of candidates for political office, providing organizational support for individual candidates and giving a structured channel to people with simila... More »

In political systems with two or more parties, less powerful parties assume a watchdog role by paying close attention to the actions of the party in power. They quickly bring suspicious behavior to the attention of the p... More »

The modern day Republican party is descended from anti-slavery leaders from the Whig, Free-Soil and Democratic parties. They formed the Republican Party in response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1856, which allowed settl... More »

The history of the Democratic Party in Florida shows the state voting Democrat almost entirely from the time of post-Civil War Reconstruction through the middle of the 20th century. Starting in 1952, the state began voti... More » Government & Politics Politics Political Parties

A single-issue party is a political party that argues and promotes legislation for a single issue. Green parties in various nations, for example, started off as parties focusing solely on the environment. More »