Brandt, Willi

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Brandt, Willi (December 18, 1913 - October 8, 1992)[edit]

German statesman and politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany from 1964 to 1987 and Chancellor of Western Germany from 1969 to 1974. Brandt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts towards achieving peace between West Germany and East Germany, often called ‘Ostpolitik’ which improved West Germany’s relations with East Germany, Poland and the Soviet Union.

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