Of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was co-founder and first leader of the.Party that under his leadership became one of the most influential parties in the country. In the early years of the Federal Republic he switched focus from. To recovery and led his country from the ruins of World War II to becoming a productive and prosperous nation that forged close relations with France, the United Kingdom and the United States. During his years in power, West Germany achieved democracy, stability, international respect and economic prosperity. Adenauer belied his age by his intense work habits and his uncanny political instinct.
He displayed a strong dedication to a broad vision of. A shrewd politician, Adenauer was deeply committed to a Western-oriented.
And restoring the position of West Germany on the world stage. He worked to restore the. From the destruction of World War II to a central position in Europe, presiding over the.Together with his Minister of Economics. He was a driving force in re-establishing national military forces the. In West Germany since 1955.
And made his nation a member of. And a member of the Western Alliance. Adenauer, who was Chancellor until age 87, was dubbed "Der Alte" ("the elder"). Says he was the oldest statesman ever to function in elected office.
He remains the oldest head of government for a major country. And member of the Catholic.He was a leading politician in the.