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Chancellor of Germany

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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

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The Queen receives the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at Buckingham Palace

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Why Germany's Chancellor Is So Important

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30th January 1933: Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany

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The title Chancellor has designated different offices in the history of Germany. It is currently used for the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the head of government of Germany. The term, dating from the Early Middle Ages, is derived from the Latin term cancellarius. The modern office of chancellor evolved from the position created for Otto von Bismarck in the North German Confederation in 1867; this federal state evolved into a German nation-state with the 1871 Unification of Germany. The role of the chancellor has varied greatly throughout Germany's modern history. Today, the chancellor is the country's effective leader, although in formal protocol, the Bundespräsident and Bundestagspräsident are ranked higher.
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