European Political Facts, 1900–1996 by Chris Cook

By Chris Cook

This version is totally revised, up-to-date and enlarged, starting in 1900 instead of 1918, and documenting the momentous adjustments in eu politics for the reason that 1990, together with the autumn of Communism, the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the tragedy of former Yugoslavia. there's a part at the 'new state' of Europe, an enlarged component of statistics at the ecu Union and an elevated thesaurus to make this a good extra necessary reference advisor to a turbulent century of ecu politics.

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Szuros A. Goncz 43 1987 1988 1989 1990 EUROPEAN POLITICAL FACTS, 1900-1996 ICELAND A sovereign state came into being on 1 Dec 1918, still acknowledging the Danish King as head. KING Christian X (see Denmark) 1 Dec 1918-24 May 1944 The link with the crown was ended and a republic came into being on 17 Jun 1944. PRESIDENT Sveinn Bjornssen Asgeir Asgeirsson Kristjan Eldjarn Vigdis Finnbogad6ttir Olafur Ragnar Grimsson 17 Jun 1944-24 Jan 1 Jul 1952-1 Aug 1 Aug 1968-1 Aug 1 Aug 1980-29 Jun 29 Jun 1996- 1952 1968 1980 1996 IRELAND By the Irish Free State Agreement Act of 1922 Ireland obtained the status of a self-governing Dominion, still recognizing the British sovereign as head of state.

Juliana, m. ) Beatrix, m. Claus von Amsberg, succeeded her mother 1 May 1980NORWAY KING Haakon VII, formerly Prince Carl of Denmark, m. Maud of Great Britain, elected to the throne 48 18 Nov 1905-21 Sep 1957 HEADS OF STATE Olav V, m. Martha of Sweden, succeeded his father Harald V, m. Sonja Haraldsen, succeeded his father 21 Sep 1957-17 Jan 1991 17 Jan 1991- POLAND Independent state proclaimed on 5 Nov 1918. PRESIDENT J. Pitsudski Gabriel Narutowicz S. Wojciechowski I. Moscicki 11 Nov 1918-9 Dec 1922 9 Dec 1922-16 Dec 1922 (assassinated) 20 Dec 1922-15 May 1926 1 Jun 1926-29 Mar 1939 On 29 Mar 1939 the German occupation of Poland began.

Mladenov z. Zhelev P. Stoyanov 1950 1958 1964 1971 1989 1990 1997 CROATIA Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on 30 May 1991. PRESIDENT F. Tudjman 19 May 1990- 35 EUROPEAN POLITICAL FACTS, 1900-1996 CYPRUS From 1918 until 1959 Cyprus was a British dependency; for heads of state see United Kingdom. An independent Republic came into being on 16 Aug 1960, the President having been previously elected. PRESIDENT 14 Dec 1959-3 Aug 1977 (died) 3 Aug 1977-28 Feb 1988 28 Feb 1988-28 Feb 1993 28 Feb 1993- Archbishop Makarios 1 Spyros Kyprianou George Vassiliou Glafcos Clerides A Turkish Cypriot Federated State with Rauf Denktash as President was proclaimed 13 Feb 1975.

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