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Chancellors of Germany

Deutsch: Der/die Deutsche Bundeskanzler/in (vor 1949: Deutscher Reichskanzler) ist der/die Regierungschef/in der Deutschen Bundesregierung.
English: The Federal Chancellor of Germany (German: Deutsche/r Bundeskanzler/in; before 1949: Reichskanzler) is the head of the German Federal Government.


Flag of the German Empire.svg Bundeskanzler of the North German Confederation (1867–1871)Edit

Flag of the German Empire.svg Reichskanzler of the German Empire (1871–1918) – “Kaiserreich”Edit

Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Reichskanzler of the Weimar Republic (1918–1933)Edit

The title Reichskanzler was used from November 9th to 10th 1918, then called Vorsitzender des Rates der Volksbeauftragten, then Reichsministerpräsident, and from August 14th 1919 again Reichskanzler.


Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Reichskanzler of the Third Reich (1933–1945) – “Nazi-Germany”/„Drittes Reich“Edit

The title Reichskanzler was used until the death of Paul von Hindenburg in 1934, then Hitler was called Führer und Reichskanzler (ger. leader and chancellor of the empire (then also head of state).

Only after Hitlers death on April 30th 1945, Joseph Goebbels became Reichskanzler for two days, Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk was Leiter der Geschäftsführenden Reichsregierung (chief of the acting government) for six days until the unconditional surrender, may 8th.

Flag of Germany.svg Bundeskanzler of the Federal Republic (1949 to present)Edit

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