Karl Ochsenbein

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Karl Ochsenbein
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Ochsenbein in 1953
Chancellor of West Besmenia
In office
21 November 1923 – 9 May 1953
Preceded byHolger Kainfink
Succeeded byLars Schreim
Leader of the Besmenian National Union
In office
28 April 1917 – 9 May 1954
Preceded byHarald Dowall
Succeeded byLars Schreim
Personal details
Karl Friedrich Ochsenbein

29 August 1879
Berkafurt, Frankenburg, Kingdom of Besmenia
Died9 May 1954
Melmingen, District of Melmingen, West Besmenia
Political partyBesmenian National Union
SpouseErna Koch (m.1909)
ChildrenFrida Ochsenbein
Military service
Years of service1918-1920
Battles/warsBesmenian Civil War

Karl Friedrich Ochsenbein (29 August 1879 - 9 May 1954) was a Besmenian politician, who was from 1923 until his death in 1954 the dictator of West Besmenia.

Early Years


Early Adulthood

Soldier in the Civil War


Chancellor of West Besmenia (1923-1954)

Ochsenbein in 1931

In response to the East Besmenian economic miracle in 1926, the West Besmenian Royal Army closed, by order of Ochsenbein, militarily the Inner Besmenian border on the West Besmenian side.

in which mainly political opponents and border refugees were imprisoned. By 1951 about 5 labor camps had been set up in West Besmenia. The best known was the Heudeberg labor camp.

World War

Ochsenbein's cult of personality

West Besmenian class room with a Ochsenbein portrait in 1956.

During his time as chancellor and after his death, the government practiced a personality cult around Ochsenbein. For example, every day on state television the "Ochsenbein song" was played at the start of the broadcast until 1966. It was common that a portrait of Ochsenbein to be hung in school classrooms and public buildings. During the West Besmenian Revolution, many of the Ochsenbein portraits were thrown away on the streets by opponents.


Personal life