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Chancellors of Germany, 1949–present

Can you name all German Chancellors from 1949 onwards?
Quiz by MarcoReus
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Term
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2021–
Olaf Scholz
2005–2021
Angela Merkel
1998–2005
Gerhard Schröder
1982–1998
Helmut Kohl
1974–1982
Helmut Schmidt
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1969–1974
Willy Brandt
1966–1969
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
1963–1966
Ludwig Erhard
1949–1963
Konrad Adenauer
29 Comments
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Level 76
Sep 29, 2021
This will need to be updated soon ;-) On a different note, you might consider to accept Herbert Frahm for Willy Brandt as an easter egg.
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2021
I have got to stop finding out news from Jetpunk quizzes
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Level 84
Dec 3, 2021
Is Scholz official yet? I don't think the was voted by the parliament yet. It's still formally Merkel.
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Level 66
Dec 3, 2021
You're right. The election is expected to take place on december 8th.
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Level 84
Dec 8, 2021
Now this quiz is correct!
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Level 78
Dec 4, 2021
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Level 26
May 17, 2024
It doesn't exist anymore :(
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Level 48
Dec 8, 2021
It truly is sad that such a great leader must step down, she had wanted to leave in like 2017 but stayed cuz of a certain POTUS at the time.
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Level 70
Dec 8, 2021
Next will be from Afd <3
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2021
Definitely not
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Level 79
Dec 8, 2021
I shouldn't think so
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Level 53
May 30, 2022
that would be a horrifying prospect
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Level 36
Jun 8, 2022
If that happens I'll leave the country lol
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Level 53
Oct 28, 2023
Ja das hoffe ich inständig als halb-Libanese. Dieses Land geht unter der aktuellen Regierung komplett unter. Das Land muss schleunigst Leute wie Höcke an der Spitze haben um große Probleme wie fehlende Integration und Kriminalität zu lösen. 2025 WIRD BLAU GEWÄHLT
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Level 26
Jul 6, 2024
This is an own-goal. The AfD wants to deport people with migration background. You / Your libanese parent probably also.

And Höcke was many times at the judgement because of Nazi Paroles (!!!).

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Level 72
Dec 8, 2021
What about Walter Scheel, who was Acting Chancellor for one cabinet meeting during the Guillaume Affair? Is that too obscure?
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Level 74
Dec 8, 2021
Acting Chancellor means that he filled the role of a chancellor, without being one. He was the Vice Chancellor at the time.
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Level 71
Dec 8, 2021
Hmm, wonder why they started after 1945....? :/
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Level 79
Dec 8, 2021
It's 1949*, when the Federal Republic of Germany was founded.
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Level 76
Dec 9, 2021
During the Weimar Republic alone, there were 16 Chancellors - more than one per year! Only hardcore history nerds will know all of them. From the top of my head, there's Ebert, Stresemann, Brüning, Papen and Schleicher, the last one before Hitler. Schleicher is easy to remember since it means "crawler" or, figuratively, "brown-noser" in German.
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Level 79
Dec 8, 2021
I just missed Kiesinger and Erhard
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Level 54
Dec 9, 2021
The only one I got is Merkel
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Level 82
Mar 29, 2022
Kinda incredible that there's only been 9. That's like a couple of weeks worth of PMs for Italy.
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Level 68
May 6, 2022
True, even crazier when you consider that just Kohl and Merkel served 32 (!) years combined. Adenauer also served 14.
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Level 71
Nov 13, 2022
Germany has had the same number of Prime Ministers in the past 40 years as the UK has had in the past 6. Way to go Britain.
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Level 71
Nov 13, 2022
Although jokes aside, 16 years in power does seem a bit much to me. As flawed as the American political system is, I think having a cap of 10 years (8 in practice) for an executive is a good idea.
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Level 93
Dec 16, 2022
Agreed, being in power shouldn't be a lifetime job.
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Level 76
May 8, 2023
What was shakin in Germany before 1949?
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Level 29
May 1, 2024
what about hitler