West Besmenian Revolution

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West Besmenian Revolution
Date20 May - 7 June 1966 (18 days)
  •  Besmenian Empire
  • Besmenian Empire Besmenian Empire Army (until 29 May)
  • Besmenian Empire Loyal members of the Besmenian National Union
  • WBRflag.png Anti-government protesters
  • WBRflag.png Besmenian Empire Army (After 29 May)
  • WBRflag.png Dissident members of the Besmenian National Union
  • Supported by:
     East Besmenia
    Commanders and leaders
    Besmenian Empire Lars Schreim WBRflag.png different persons

    The West Besmenian Revolution (Besmenian: Westbesmenische Revolution) was a period of violent civil unrest in the West Besmenia between May and June 1966. The West Besmenian Revolution started in the city of Helmfurt and soon spread throughout the country. It led to the end of the fascist one-party dictatorship and the establishment of the Besmenian Republic.


    The Besmenian Empire's economy has been in decline since the late 1950s. After the beginning of the West Besmenian economic crisis in 1964, the situation became more difficult when the first protests began in Helmfurt and Melmingen.

    The revolution

    Reaction in East Besmenia

    After the Revolution

    After the revolution, the transition from Ochsenbeinism to a parliamentary republic began. On June 9, Rudolf Bötte proclaimed the Besmenian Republic. Although the BNU was still the sole ruling party until November 1966, the party still concentrated on a democratic course. At that time, the BNU was developing from an ultra-national and fascist party more to a national-conservative party. On October 16, the first free elections since 1923 took place. Horst Lommberg became president.

    June 7th, the day on which the revolution ended and the fascist regime finally collapsed, has been a public holiday in the western states of Besmenia since 1968.