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Ul·bricht(o͝ol′brĭkt, -brĭKHt), Walter 1893-1973.
German politician who was general secretary of East Germany's Socialist Unity Party (1950-1971) and led the country as chairman of the council of state from 1960 to 1973). He ordered the building of the Berlin Wall (1961).
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(Biography) Walter (ˈvaltər). 1893-1973, East German statesman; largely responsible for the establishment and development of East German communism
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Walter, 1893–1973, chief of state of East Germany 1960–73.
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