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  Helmut Kohl
Helmut Kohl, the son of a tax official, was born in Germany in 1930.
Kohl joined the Christian Democrats (CDU) and in 1969 became president of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Kohl admitted he took money in the run-up to the 1990 election but criminal proceedings were dropped against him for corruption in exchange for the payment of a fine of £100,000.
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  Helmut Kohl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (born April 3, 1930) is a Catholic German conservative politician and statesman.
Kohl was born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Palatinate, Germany, to Hans Kohl, a civil servant, and his wife Cäcilie.
Kohl is honorary citizen of both Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, on September 2, 2005, he was made honorary citizen of his home town, Ludwigshafen.
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 Helmut Kohl
Helmut Kohl (born April 3, 1930) was Bundeskanzler (Federal Chancellor) of Germany from 1982--1998.
Kohl holds the record of being the longest-serving Bundeskanzler of Germany until being succeeded by Gerhard Schröder on October 27, 1998 after a landslide victory of the SPD in the 1998 federal elections.
Kohl is widely recognized even by his political adversaries for managing the process of German reunification[?] that started with the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, and formally completed on October 3, 1990.
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 Helmut Kohl - Search View - MSN Encarta
Kohl was the longest-serving German chancellor of the 20th century.
Kohl's coalition government was able to retain power after the 1987 national elections, but its majority in the parliament had slipped.
Kohl also pushed through a plan allowing East Germans to exchange their nearly worthless money for the far stronger West German deutsche mark, a move that was intended to stem economic collapse in the East and prevent a mass immigration to the West.
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 Helmut Kohl - MSN Encarta
Helmut Kohl, born in 1930, German politician and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (1982-1998).
Kohl stepped down in 1998 after the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Gerhard Schröder ousted his ruling coalition of the CDU and the Christian Social Union (CSU).
Helmut Josef Michael Kohl was born on April 3, 1930, in the industrial city of Ludwigshafen on the Rhine River, in what is now the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
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 George Bush Award Recipents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Helmut Kohl was born in Ludwigshafen in 1930.
Kohl served as Germany’s sixth post-World War II chancellor from 1982 to 1998, and is the longest-serving German leader in modern history.
Kohl is the inaugural recipient of the award, but due to scheduling conflicts, was not able to receive the award until this year.
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 Helmuth Kohl
Helmut Kohl was the first democratic leader of all the Germans since 1933 and is occasionally referred to as the second chancellor of unity after Otto von Bismarck.
Kohl acknowledged that the past was terrible, but did not accept that as an excuse for poor performance of his country in the present.
Kohl was very receptive to the anxieties and fears of his neighbors, and assured the world that his views of reunification had Germany fitting in well with the structures and goals of other countries, namely in Europe.
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 CNN - Germany Votes - Helmut Kohl: Colossus with a human touch
Kohl, said Franz Josef Strauss of the Christian Social Union, was "utterly incapable." He lacked "the character, the brain and the political prerequisites" required to be chancellor.
Kohl was often referred to as the "colossus," a reference that applied not merely to his formidable size -- Kohl is 6 feet 4 inches tall, and his weight has been reported anywhere between 280 and nearly 400 pounds.
Kohl was elected to the Ludwigshafen city council and later, at age 29, became the youngest member of the state legislature before becoming premier, or governor, of Rhineland-Palatinate.
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 Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl faces criminal investigation
Kohl called a press conference at the end of November to rebuff accusations of corruption on the part of his government.
Kohl said he regretted any possible violations of laws dealing with the conduct of political parties and the lack of transparency and control over these transactions, for which he took personal and political responsibility.
Kohl has already indicated that the SPD also voted for the sale of the railway company housing to Karl Ehlerding's company, knowing full well that the Japanese firm had tended a considerably higher bid.
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 Helmut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helmut, (Hellmut, Helmuth, Hellmuth, etc.) is a common given name in the German language.
The best known bearer of the name is probably the conservative former German chancellor Helmut Kohl.
The movie Night on Earth features a character named Helmut, who is mocked about his name by an English speaker.
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Kohl, the former governor of Rhineland-Palatinate, was a tabula rasa on the subject of foreign policy.
Kohl came from the provinces, from the land-locked Rhineland region, and was taunted by critics as an inexperienced country bumpkin, a Provenzler.
Kohl may have succeeded in getting the American missiles deployed in Germany in the first half of the decade, but in the last half of the 1980s, harsh criticism of the United States and its posture in arms control talks was manifest throughout Western Europe.
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 AllRefer.com - Helmut Kohl (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Helmut Kohl[hel-moot kOl] Pronunciation Key, 1930–;, German politician, chancellor of West Germany (1982–1990) and reunified Germany (1990–98).
In 1999, Kohl became embroiled in a serious scandal as the existence of more than $1 million in secret campaign contributions to him and other financial irregularities during his administration came to light.
Refusing to disclose the source of funds paid to him and with his reputation in shambles, Kohl was forced to resign (2000) as honorary chairman of the CDU.
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