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Free State of Lippe

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Capital  Detmold
1918–1920  Clemens Becker
Area  1,215 km²
Flag  Coat of arms
Government  Republic
1920–1933  Heinrich Drake
Date dissolved  1947
Free State of Lippe

The Free State of Lippe (German: Freistaat Lippe) was a German state formed after the Principality of Lippe was abolished following the German Revolution of 1918.

After the end of World War II, Lippe was restored after the end of Nazi rule. This autonomy ended in January 1947, when the Control Commission for Germany - British Element (CCG/BE) incorporated Lippe into the new German state of North Rhine-Westphalia created three months earlier. The British established a number of military bases in North Rhine-Westphalia, of which Detmold (HQ and units of 20th Armoured Brigade) and Lemgo (infantry battalion barracks) were located within the former boundaries of the Free State of Lippe.


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