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date: 28 March 2020

Adenauer, Konrad (1876–1967) West Germany’s first Chancellor (1949–63). 

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A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
Author(s):
Stewart WoodStewart Wood

Adenauer was deposed as Mayor of Cologne (Köln) by the Nazis in 1933, and imprisoned twice before 1945. After the war, he led the newly constituted centre‐right Christian Democratic Union. His tenure as Chancellor was notable for Germany’s accession to NATO, the co‐founding of the EEC in ... ...

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