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Ministers-President of Rhineland Palatinate - Helmut Kohl (Paperback) Loot Price: R214
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Ministers-President of Rhineland Palatinate - Helmut Kohl (Paperback): Books Llc

Ministers-President of Rhineland Palatinate - Helmut Kohl (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (German pronunciation: born 3 April 1930) is a German conservative politician and statesman. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany between 1982 and 1990 and of a reunited Germany between 1990 and 1998) and the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998. His 16-year tenure was the longest of any German chancellor since Otto von Bismarck and oversaw the end of the Cold War and the German reunification. Kohl is widely regarded as one of the main architects of the German reunification and, together with French President Franois Mitterrand, the Maastricht Treaty, which created the European Union. Kohl and Franois Mitterrand were the joint recipients of the Karlspreis in 1988. In 1998, Kohl was named Honorary Citizen of Europe by the European heads of state or government for his extraordinary work for European integration and cooperation, an honour previously only bestowed on Jean Monnet. In 1996 he won the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award in International Cooperation Kohl has been described as "the greatest European leader of the second half of the 20th century" by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Kohl was born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein (at the time part of Bavaria, now in Rheinland-Pfalz) Germany, to Ccilie (ne Schnur; 18901979) and her husband Hans Kohl (18871975), a civil servant. He was the third child born into this conservative, Roman Catholic family which, before and after 1933, remained loyal to the Catholic Centre Party. His older brother died in the Second World War as a teenage soldier. In the last weeks of the war, Helmut Kohl was also drafted, but he was not involved in any combat. Kohl attended the Ruprecht elementary school, and continued at ... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=41896


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-29086-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-29086-4
Barcode: 9781156290866

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