chapter  7
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SEVEN The opposition from the Peasants

Strictly speaking it is incorrect to deal with the peasants and farm-workers under the “non-socialist” heading; but to include their problem within the underground struggle of the two Socialist Parties simplifies nothing. A great many of the farmers, peasants and farm-workers are not Socialists; a great many of the farm-workers are. Very many are Catholics, and many others are staunch Protestants. Much of what was dealt with in former chapters applies to them too; yet they have a great many problems of their own. They are first and foremost peasants and farmworkers, and they form a considerable proportion of the population: nearly a quarter of the German people works on the soil.