|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||26 - 1|
|Name:||The Inter-Parliamentary Union|
|Profession:||Veteran peace leader. Historian. Journalist. Chairman of the German Peace Society.|
|Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1927|
|Motivation:||The Inter-Parliamentary Union promoted peace and contributed to the development and enforcement of international law and arbitration. The Union organized annual inter-parliamentary conferences to discuss possible solutions to international problems that could be handled by the League of Nations. It promoted parliamentary control of foreign affairs and reduction of armaments. Quidde joined the German Peace Society in 1892 (chairman 1914-1929), and in 1894 he founded a peace association in Munich. He was a prominent advocate of peace and pacifism. From 1907 to 1919 Quidde was a liberal member of the Bavarian parliament and member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In 1919 he joined the Democratic Party and from 1919 to 1920 he served as a member of the National Assembly. He denounced the German war-guilt clause of the Versailles Treaty and he opposed the revival of German militarism. He was chairman of the German Peace Cartel 1921-29. Quidde advocated German admittance to the League of Nations.|
|Profession:||Member of the Institute of International Law. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.|
|Comments:||Quidde was also on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested.|
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