Free State of Waldeck-Pyrmont

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The Free State of Waldeck-Pyrmont (German: Freistaat Waldeck-Pyrmont), later the Free State of Waldeck (Freistaat Waldeck), was a constituent state of the Weimar Republic. It was created following the German Revolution which forced Prince Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont along with the other German monarchs to abdicate.

Free State of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1918–21)
Freistaat Waldeck-Pyrmont
Free State of Waldeck (1921–29)
Freistaat Waldeck
State of the Weimar Republic
1918–1929
Flag of Waldeck-Pyrmont
Flag
Weimar Republic - Waldeck Pyrmont (1925).svg
The Free State of Waldeck-Pyrmont (red) within the Weimar Republic (after 1921)
Anthem
Das Waldecker Lied
CapitalArolsen
Population 
• 1925
55750
 • TypeRepublic
Historical eraInterwar period
1918
• Pyrmont joins Hanover
1921
• Merges with Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau
1929
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Free State of Prussia
Province of Hanover
Province of Hesse-Nassau

On 30 November 1921, following a local plebiscite, the city and district of Pyrmont were detached and incorporated into the Prussian province of Hanover. The remainder of the State was incorporated into the Free State of Prussia on 1 May 1929, following another plebiscite, and became part of the province of Hesse-Nassau. This territory is today part of the District of Waldeck-Frankenberg in Hesse.

State directors (1918–1929)Edit

  • 1918–1920 Karl von Redern
  • 1920–1929 Wilhelm Schmieding (DVP)
  • 1929–1929 Herbert Herberg

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