Minister for Foreign Affairs (Germany)

Minister for Foreign Affairs (Germany)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs is the head of the Federal Foreign Office and a member of the Cabinet of Germany. The current office holder is Guido Westerwelle. Since 1966, the Foreign Minister has often also simultaneously held the office of Vice Chancellor. The Foreign Office was established within the North German Confederation in 1870 and its head, first appointed in 1871, had the rank of Secretary of State. As the German constitution of 1871 installed the Chancellor as the sole responsible government minister and since the Chancellor generally also held the position of Foreign Minister of Prussia, the Secretary of State fulfilled a more subject role as an assistant to the Chancellor, acting largely to draft correspondence rather than to actually direct the formation of foreign policy. This was especially true during the chancellorships of Otto von Bismarck (1871-1890) and Bernhard von B low (1900-1909), both of whom had considerable prior experience with foreign affairs, while secretaries at other times wielded more influence over the foreign policy.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136523175
  • 9786136523170