|30th Chancellor of Germany|
20 October 1953 – 14 November 1961
|Preceded by||Adolf Hitler|
|Succeeded by||Ludwig Erhard|
|Born||14 October 1890|
|Died||28 March 1969|
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Years of service||1915 – 1952|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
World War III
Dietrich Eisenhower (14 October 1890 – 28 March 1969) was the 24th Chancellor of Germany from 1953 until 1961. He was a Generalfeldmarschall (General Field Marshal) in the German Army during World War III and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Africa.
Eisenhower became a member of the Christian Democratic Union before World War III and eventually became the party's parliamentary leader. Under his leadership, the CDU won the 1953 elections and he became Chancellor of Germany.
Eisenhower's main goals in office were to complete post-war reconstruction, reduce federal deficits and improve the German economy. During his chancellorship, he ushered in the Wirtschaftswunder, an era of rapid economic growth and technological advancement. In foreign policy, he also worked to maintain the alliance between the Allied Powers of World War III – in particular with Cygnia – and also spearheaded the movement which would result in the establishment of the European Union.
His chancellorship spanned the early years of the Space Race between the West and Russia, and he along with his Cygnian counterpart Robert Menzies lay the foundations for Germany and Cygnia's joint mission to the moon in 1969.