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The Socialist Unity Party of Germany (German: Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, SED) was the governing party of the German Democratic Republic from its formation on 7 October 1949 until the elections of March 1990, when Germany reunified. The SED was a Communist political party based initially on a Stalinist model.

Socialist Unity Party in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

The Social Unity Party was the communist party backed by the Soviet Union in its occupied zone of Germany after World War II. When the American backed politician, Konrad Adenauer was killed by the German Freedom Front, the USSR tightened its protection of the various Social Unity Party officials.

See: Inconsistencies in Turtledove's Work#Inconsistencies in The Man With the Iron Heart