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Joining Jules Dufaure's government as minister of public works the next year, he
directed a policy — often called the Freycinet Plan — whereby the government
purchased railroads and built extensive new railways and waterways.
Oct. 31, 1984, New Delhi), politician who served as prime minister of India for
three consecutive terms (1966-77) and a fourth term (1980-84). She was
assassinated by Sikh extremists. She was the only child of Jawaharlal Nehru, the
first prime ...
Retiring from the army in 1919, Groener served as minister of communications (
1920- 23), minister of defense (1928-32), and minister of the interior (1931-32).
He was one of the few top military figures who opposed the Nazis' infiltration of
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