ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST GERMANY-Schmidt Breaks Post-War Taboo

Schmidt Breaks Post-War Taboo Ramesh Jaura CHANCELLOR Helmut Schmidt has broken the post-war taboo, and for the first time publicly owned up to Bonn's leading rob in world affairs. In a long interview to the liberal Cologne daily, Koelner Stadt Anzeiger, Schmidt mid that FRG had acquired a "weight in international concert, which is exceeded only by that of the US". Chancellor Schmidt further pointed out that West Germany was no longer a dependent client and a junior ally of the US. Hence it does not feel obliged to see eye-to-eyg with everything that Washington regards as expedient.

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