Saar (protectorate)

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Protectorate of France

Flag Coat of arms
Borders of post-WW2 Germany (1949). The Saar is in purple.
Capital Saarbrücken
Government Republic
 - Established December 15, 1947 1947
 - WEU referendum October 23, 1955
 - Saar Treaty October 27, 1956 1956
Currency Saar mark, Saar franc

Saar was the name of the Saarland after World War Two, when it was under French control. It became part of West Germany in 1957.

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