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Walter Scheel: The Man who Changed Horses in Bonn

It was in 1969 when Walter Scheel made history. Obviously, it took him some effort to convince his party to change horses in 1969. He wanted the FDP to join the Social Democrats (SPD) in a center-left government coalition. His plan was implemented on October 22nd, 1969, when Scheel became Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor under Willy Brandt.
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