Conservative People's Party (Germany)

Conservative People's Party (Germany)

Discussion
Ask a question about 'Conservative People's Party (Germany)'
Start a new discussion about 'Conservative People's Party (Germany)'
Answer questions from other users
Full Discussion Forum
 
Encyclopedia
The Conservative People's Party (Konservative Volkspartei or KVP) was a short-lived German political party of the moderate right. Breaking away from the German National People's Party
German National People's Party
The German National People's Party was a national conservative party in Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic. Before the rise of the NSDAP it was the main nationalist party in Weimar Germany composed of nationalists, reactionary monarchists, völkisch, and antisemitic elements, and...

 (DNVP) in the late 1920s as a result of that party's increasing radicalization under the leadership of Alfred Hugenberg
Alfred Hugenberg
Alfred Ernst Christian Alexander Hugenberg was an influential German businessman and politician. Hugenberg, a leading figure within nationalist politics in Germany for the first few decades of the twentieth century, became the country's leading media proprietor within the inter-war period...

. Its leading figures were Kuno Count Westarp, Hugenberg's predecessor as chairman of the DNVP, and Gottfried Treviranus
Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus (politician)
Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was a German politician from the DNVP and a Reichsminister in both of Heinrich Brüning's cabinets...

, who would serve in the cabinet of Heinrich Brüning
Heinrich Brüning
Heinrich Brüning was Chancellor of Germany from 1930 to 1932, during the Weimar Republic. He was the longest serving Chancellor of the Weimar Republic, and remains a controversial figure in German politics....

 from 1930 to 1932. It was unable to make any significant breakthrough in the subsequent elections. The party did not partake anymore in the 1932 parliamentary elections (1930: 0,8%) and ceased to be politically active, before the NSDAP outlawed all other parties in Germany and established a dictatorship.