the term statesman designates politicians in high national offices, usually state - or heads of the government, who carried meaning out after general view beyond party politics.In exceptional cases the term is applied also to Ministers - in particular ministers of foreign affairs - and diplomats. For former state and heads of the government the English designation has itself more elder statesmen in-patriated in the last years.
In particular in the English linguistic area every now and then each politician becomes, that a national office dresses, when statesman designates, while this title in the German linguistic area remains reserving rather praising for personalities of political history earned around the public interest.
State leader of an authoritarian/totalitarian regime such as Franco, Hitler, Lenin, Mao Zedong, Mussolini and Stalin are not called usually “statesman”, since they were anxious in favor of their power regularly national institutions to weaken, in order to be able to control it.
The statement of the NPD - chairmen Udo Voigt, it hold Adolf Hitler for “a large German statesman”, from the citizens of Berlin public prosecutor's office for their criminal relevance are examined .
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- www.worldstatesmen.org (English one)
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