Who's Who - Kuno von Westarp

Kuno von Westarp Kuno von Westarp (1864-1945) was a leading right-wing conservative politician during wartime Germany.

Westarp, a man of decided right-wing views, had established a position for himself as perhaps the leading conservative in German political affairs by the time war broke out in Europe in August 1914.

Resolutely opposed to the policies of Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, whom he regarded as overly liberal, Westarp - an unrepentant annexationist and supporter of unrestricted submarine warfare - was a leading participant (along with Max Bauer) in the conspiracy to bring about the Chancellor's downfall in the wake of the Reichstag peace debate in July 1917.

Westarp died on 30 July 1945 in Berlin.

Around one million Indian troops served in WW1, of which some 100,000 were either killed or wounded.

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