Kuno von Westarp

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Count Kuno von Westarp (1864, Ludomy
Ludomy
Ludomy is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ryczywół, within Oborniki County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. It lies approximately south of Ryczywół, north of Oborniki, and north of the regional capital Poznań....

 – 1945) was a German Conservative politician.

From 1913 to 1918 Westarp was the head of the Conservative Party in the Reichstag. In 1918, he joined the Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP). Because his plans of a candidature for 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....

 did not meet with the approval of his party, and because the anti-republican party 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...

 was in great difficulties at the time, he formed his own party. In 1930, he joined the Konservative Volkspartei
Conservative People's Party (Germany)
The Conservative People's Party was a short-lived German political party of the moderate right. Breaking away from the German National People's Party in the late 1920s as a result of that party's increasing radicalization under the leadership of Alfred Hugenberg...

(KVP), with which he sat in the Reichstag until 1932. Westarp was a member of the Reichstag between 1908–1918 and 1920-1932.

Literature

  • Kuno Graf von Westarp: "Konservative Politik im Übergang vom Kaiserreich zur Weimarer Republik. Bearb. von Friedrich Freiherr Hiller von Gaertringen unter Mitwirkung von Karl J. Mayer und Reinhold Weber". I: Quellen zur Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Dritte Reihe, Bd. 10. Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag 2001. 647 Seiten. ISBN 3-7700-5239-0.

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