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    The head of state of Germany has changed at various times since the unification of the German Empire in 1871. The first head of state was the Emperor (Kaiser). After the Germany Empire collapse, the Weimar Republic was formed, with the Reichspräsident ("President of Germany" in English) replacing the emperor as the German head of state. While the intent was that the presidency would share power with the chancellor and the Reichstag, the instability of the Republic resulted in a very powerful presidency.

    In 1933, Adolf Hitler attained the office of chancellor (the head of government). Upon the death of President Paul von Hindenburg in 1934, Hitler also assumed the office of head of state, changing the title from "President" to "Führer". This ti…

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    Throughout the majority of its history, France has been a monarchy and is generally considered to have begun with the Frankish Kingdom in 486. In 1792, Louis XVI was overthrown, and the First Republic was established. Executive authority shifted to a number of bodies throughout the First Republic, finally ending in the Consulate, which fell to the First Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte (who'd previously become Consul for Life) in 1804. Napoleon was overthrown in 1814, and made an ultimately unsuccessful bid to regain the crown the following year. In the meantime, the House of Bourbon was restored.

    The Bourbon Restoration lasted until the so-called July Monarchy of 1830, when Louis-Phillipe I displaced Charles X and proclaimed himself "Monarch o…

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    Leaders of the USSR

    November 5, 2016 by TR

    During the history of the Soviet Union, there was no office entitled "Leader" of the Soviet Union. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was "leadership" position of Soviet Union for most of the country's history.

    Vladimir Lenin wanted the executive be a collegiate body dominated by the Communist Party. Throughout the 1920s, however, Joseph Stalin shaped the minor bureaucratic position of General Secretary into the party's de jure leader, and in turn made the office into the Soviet Union's de facto leader. Even though Stalin was not formally re-elected to the position by the 17th Party Congress in 1934, he remained the Soviet Union's undisputed leader, becoming the country's head of government in 1941. He never beca…

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    PM changes

    September 11, 2015 by TR

    I'm just saving this JS section here. See the Talk:Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee for further details.

    Prime Minister Term Party
    Neville Chamberlain 1937-1940 Conservative Party
    Winston Churchill 1940-1946 Conservative Party
    Clement Attlee 1946-? Labour Party

    Neville Chamberlain's efforts to appease Adolf Hitler in 1938 merely delayed the inevitable Second World War, which broke out in September, 1939. As Germany drove across Europe and subdued France, Chamberlain was forced to resign. He was succeeded by Winston Churchill, who was forced to ally with two tyrants, President Joe Steele of the U.S. and Premier Leon Trotsky of the Soviet Union to defeat the rampaging tyranny of Hitler.

    While the war in Europe ended in 1945, fighting continued aga…

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    "Cayos in the Stream"

    May 16, 2013 by TR

    So, as a consequence of have liked Tor.Com and Alternate on Facebook, I am informed that another HT story will be appearing on sometime in the future.  The story is called "Cayos in the Stream".  Here is the image for the story:

    Not sure what else, if anything, we can glean from that pic. It's a nice one, though. TR (talk) 21:34, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

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