North Rhine-Westphalia

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increase from the previous election in 2010 (North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2010). Commons:Category:North Rhine-Westphalia Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States North Rhine-Westphalia Wikipedia:North Rhine-Westphalia


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was candidate for the office of prime minister for Germany's largest state North Rhine-Westphalia for the satirical (satire) political party Die Partei (Die PARTEI). Official original results of 2010 State Elections NRW Official List (of State Voting Office NRW) of DIE PARTEI


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Anne to gain settlers. George Armstrong Custer was a 4xgreat-grandson of Paulus Küster from Kaldenkirchen, Duchy of Jülich (today North Rhine-Westphalia state), who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). , p. 15


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law city rights . '''Bad Driburg''' is a town and spa in Höxter (Höxter (district)) district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, pleasantly situated on the Aa and the historic railway Soest-Höxter-Berlin. The '''Fachhochschule Düsseldorf''' is a Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) with departments for social sciences and cultural studies, technical sciences, architecture, media, design and business education in Düsseldorf. Its foundation


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, the ''Tageszeitung'' appeared in a nation-wide edition as well as in a Berlin local edition. Over the years, local editorial offices for North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg and Bremen (Bremen (city)) were added. While the latter two were merged to "taz nord" (North) the NRW-offices are closed as of July 2007. '''Metelen''' is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Vechte in the Steinfurt (district) district of Steinfurt


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working in a job for at least three years can go to Berufsoberschule to get either a "Fachabitur" (meaning they may go to university, but they can only study the subjects belonging to the "branch" (economical, technical, social) they studied in at Berufschule.) after one year, or the normal "Abitur" (after two years), which gives them complete access to universities. Between 1946 and 1947, new Länder were established in all four zones of occupation: Bremen (state


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''' is a municipality in the district of Kleve (Cleves (district)), in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the Rhine, approx. 10 km south-east of Cleves. The most famous building of Kalkar is its church St. Nicolai, which has one of the most significant sacral inventory from the late Middle Ages in Europe. '''Rees''' is a town in the district of Cleves (Cleves (district)) in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the right bank


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-Ruhr Metropolitan Area , one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants. Cologne is a major cultural centre, and its University (w:University of Cologne) is among the oldest and largest of Europe. thumb left Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (Image:Gerhardschroeder01.jpg) The dissolving is the result of a long political muddle that began on May 22th when Schröder's Social Democrats (w:Social Democratic Party of Germany) (SPD) lost the most populous state of Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia (w:North Rhine-Westphalia), to the CDU, the biggest opposition party. Minutes after the early projections were in, SPD chair Franz Müntefering (w:Franz Müntefering) announced that his party would seek re-election in fall of 2005. However, the Basic Law of Germany (w:Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany) does not permit the self-dissolving of the Bundestag. The only way to achieve early elections is when the chancellor loses a motion of confidence. All major parties, including the opposition, support the call for early election. Polls also indicate that 75% of the population support going to the ballots in September. However, some MP's, most notably Werner Schulz of SPD's coalition partner, The Greens (w:Alliance '90 The Greens), say that the procedure was unconstitutional because the loss of confidence was orchestrated. They announced that they will sue against the dissolving before the Constitutional Court of Germany (w:Constitutional Court of Germany). The U.S. and U.K. are the only remaining powers that maintain large forces in the country. The U.S. presently has 75,603 personnel in southern Germany while the British have some 55,000 personnel based in North Rhine-Westphalia (w:North Rhine-Westphalia) and Lower Saxony (w:Lower Saxony) as part of British Forces Germany (w:British Forces Germany). *Edmund Stoiber (w: Edmund Stoiber), CSU chair: ''"CDU CSU is biggest fraction in the German Bundestag (w: Bundestag). That means that Mrs. Merkel has got the mandate for governance ... . CSU ... will do everything to succeed and to form a stable government ... ."'' *The governor of North Rhine-Westphalia (w:North Rhine-Westphalia), Jürgen Rüttgers (w:Jürgen Rüttgers) (CDU): ''"Frankly, I'm disappointed by the result. ... But whats important is that the red-green alliance has lost its majority."'' *Markus Söder, CSU: ''"It's certain. Red-Green is history. Gerhard Schröder is history. ... The Germans want a political change."'' Rau was born on January 16, 1931 in Wuppertal (w:Wuppertal). He first joined the ''Gesamtdeutsche Volkspartei'' in 1952. After the party had been dissolved, he followed his political mentor Gustav Heinemann (w:Gustav Heinemann) to the Social Democratic Party of Germany (w:Social Democratic Party of Germany) (SPD). He was elected member of the state legislature of North Rhine-Westphalia (w:North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1958 and became governor of the state in 1978. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the chancellorship in 1987. He resigned as governor in 1998 when his party promised to nominate him for the presidential elections. During his presidency, Rau became the first German head of state to speak in the Israeli Knesset (w:Knesset). The North Rhine-Westphalia (w:North Rhine-Westphalia) Higher Administrative Court in Münster (w:Münster) ruled that there is enough information present to continue to allow Germany's intelligence agencies to monitor Scientology (w:Scientology) activities, asserting that the organization and its members have ambitions contrary to Germany's democratic order. The agency which monitors Scientology in Germany is called the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, and has had the Church of Scientology under surveillance in Germany since 1997. Commons:Category:North Rhine-Westphalia Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States North Rhine-Westphalia Wikipedia:North Rhine-Westphalia


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metal band Holy Moses, fronted by his later wife Sabina Classen. In 1989 the band bought a house in the village of Bühne in the vicinity of Warburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1990 they founded a record label named 'West Virginia Records' and opened the Stage-One-Studio in their new house (so named because "Bühne" is German for "stage") He began his career in 1980 as a guitarist for the German thrash metal band Holy Moses, fronted by his ex-wife

Sabina Classen. In 1989 the band bought a house in the village of Borgentreich-Bühne in the vicinity of Warburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1990 they founded a record label named 'West Virginia Records' and opened the Stage-One-Studio in their new house (so named because "Bühne" is German for "stage"). The '''Pader''' is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, left tributary of the Lippe (Lippe River). It runs through the city of Paderborn, which it gave its name. Although fairly wide, it is only 4 km in length which makes it the shortest river of Germany. Tourismus NRW: Rivers and Lakes '''Vreden''' is a small town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany near the Dutch (Netherlands) border. The town is located near the river Berkel. The first mentioning of the town is proven for the year 839. In 1252 Vreden obtained city rights (German town law). '''Bad Driburg''' is a town and spa in Höxter (Höxter (district)) district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, pleasantly situated on the Aa and the historic railway Soest-Höxter-Berlin. The '''Fachhochschule Düsseldorf''' is a Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) with departments for social sciences and cultural studies, technical sciences, architecture, media, design and business education in Düsseldorf. Its foundation was in 1971. It is the second largest University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia, after the Fachhochschule Köln (Cologne). thumb right Location of Dülken (Image:Lage der Stadt Viersen in Deutschland.png) '''Dülken''' is a town located in the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany. It has a population of about 20,000. It is part of the municipality of Viersen. It received its town charter in 1364 thus being the oldest part of the municipality of Viersen. It lies in the administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) of Düsseldorf. The river Nette (Nette (Niers)) having its source underground in the middle of the town rises near the town. The town motto is, "Gloria tibi Duelken", or "Glory to you, Duelken". '''Cognis''' is a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, headquartered in Monheim am Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The company employs about 5,600 people and operates production or service centers in almost 30 countries. The '''Eschbach Dam''' ( Commons:Category:North Rhine-Westphalia Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States North Rhine-Westphalia Wikipedia:North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia

'''North Rhine-Westphalia''' ( ) (Dutch (Dutch language): ''Noordrijn-Westfalen'') is the most populous state (States of Germany) of Germany, as well as the fourth largest by area. North Rhine-Westphalia was formed in 1946 as a merger of the northern Rhineland (Rhine province) and Westphalia (Province of Westphalia), both formerly parts of Prussia. Its capital is Düsseldorf; the biggest city is Cologne. Four of Germany's ten biggest cities—Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, and Essen—are located in North Rhine-Westphalia. The state is currently run by a coalition of the Social Democrats (Social Democratic Party of Germany) (''SPD'') and Greens (Alliance '90 The Greens).

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