Saar (protectorate)

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Saar

Saare
1947–1956
Flag of Saar
Flag
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Coat of arms
Borders of post-WW2 Germany (1949). The Saar is in purple.
Borders of post-WW2 Germany (1949). The Saar is in purple.
StatusProtectorate of France
CapitalSaarbrücken
GovernmentRepublic
History 
• Established
December 15, 1947 1947
• WEU referendum
October 23, 1955
• Saar Treaty
October 27, 1956 1956
CurrencySaar mark, Saar franc
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Allied Occupation Zones in Germany
Saarland

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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