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|Democratic Socialist Party of Brazoria|
|Founded||May 1, 1953|
|Headquarters||Austin, Greater Austin|
|Student wing||Union of Democratic Socialist Students|
|Youth wing||Young Democratic Socialists of Brazoria|
|Membership||3.8 million (2016)|
Democratic socialism |
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
Bright red |
The Democratic Socialist Party of Brazoria (commonly abbreviated DSPB or Dem. Soc., Spanish: Partido Socialista Democrático de Brazoria, German: Demokratische Sozialistische Partei Brazoriens) is a democratic socialist, republican political party in the Kingdom of Brazoria. The DSPB has become the most prominent third party in Brazorian politics, with its significant gains in the 2012 elections resulting in the creation of the first coalition government in Brazorian history between the Progressives and the Democratic Socialists. The party has been led by Deputy Chancellor Robert Whitmore since 2012, whose charismatic leadership was instrumental in its electoral success.
The modern DSPB has its roots in the various anarcho-syndicalist organisations of the late 19th century which united to form the Brazorian Association of Combined Labour Unions, or BACLU, in 1914 in opposition to the practice of conscription used at the onset of the First World War. The BACLU became a major proponent of electoral reform early on, as many on the far left felt that there was a conspiratorial attempt to justify the censorship of unpopular political groups and ideas by then-Chancellor William Hobby in order to consolidate authoritarian governmental power. After the outbreak of the Great Depression, the BACLU reformed into the All-Union Syndicalist Party of Brazoria, which won a huge number of Diet seats in the 1932 elections, an event known as the First Red Hurricane. The AUSP waned in popularity after the successful chancellery of Allan Linz, and in 1953, the party reorganised once more into the contemporary DSPB, shifting its focus from anti-government, anti-capitalist action to gradualist democratic socialism in order to attract a larger share of mainstream voters. The DSPB would remain sidelined in the mainstream political complex, but steady gains led to the contentious elections of 2008, when the prominent activist Robert Whitmore ran a successful campaign for leadership of the party, thereafter preforming so well in the general elections as to see the first plurality in the Diet, known as the Second Red Hurricane. The first coalition government in Brazorian history was thus formed between the Progressives and the DSPB in order to secure support for left-wing economic reforms which had resounding support across the country. The coalition government survived the 2016 elections, and in 2018, due to the BPDF crisis, the resignation of Chancellor Eva Delaney saw the first DSPB Chancellorship in history with the assumption of Whitmore into power.
In its contemporary platform, under the leadership of Chancellor Whitmore, the DSPB promotes the long-term gradual transition of the country into a socialist economy, characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production. The DSPB advocates for government reform which would streamline the nation's central government, abolish the monarchy, and move into a system where municipal and provincial governments held more autonomous powers. Although democratic socialism and federal republicanism are the primary goals of the DSPB, two smaller wings of the party exist, with one calling for the implementation of a social credit system and another for the creation of an anarcho-syndicalist state in the vein of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman.