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World Leaders in 1947

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Country Chief of State Head of Government
Afghanistan King Mohammed Zahir Shah Prime Minister Shah Mahmud Khan
Albania Chairman of the Presidium of the People's Assembly Omer Nishani Chairman of the Council of Ministers Enver Hoxha
Andorra    
Argentina President Juan D. Perón
Australia King George VI of the United Kingdom
Governor General the Duke of Gloucester
(from January 31) William John McKell
Prime Minister Ben Chifley
Austria Federal President Karl Renner Federal Chancellor Leopold Figi
Belgium King Leopold III Premier Camille Huysmans
(from March 20) Paul-Henri Spaak
Bhutan King Jigme Wangchuk Chief Minister Sonam Topgay Dorji
Bolivia President Tomás Monje
(from March 10) Enrique Hertzog
Brazil President Eurico Gaspar Dutra
Bulgaria Chairman of the Provisional Presidency Vasil Kolarov
(from December 9) Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly Mincho Neychev
Chairman of the Council of Ministers George Dimitrov
Canada King George VI of the United Kingdom
Governor General Harold Alexander
Prime Minister W. L. Mackenzie King
Chile President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla
China President of the Executive Yuan Dr. T. V. Soong
(from March 1) Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek
(from April 23) General Chang Chun
Colombia President Oriano Ospina Pérez
Costa Rica President Teodoro Picado
Cuba President Ramón Grau San Martín Premier Carlos Prio Socarrás
(from May 1) Raúl López del Castillo
Czechoslovakia President Edvard Benes Premier Klement Gottwald
Denmark King Christian X
(from April 20) Frederik IX
Prime Minister Knud Kristensen
(from November 13) Hans Hedtoft
Dominican Republic President Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
Ecuador President José Mariá Velasco Ibarra
(from August 23) Colonel Carlos Mancheno
(from ) Mariano Suárez Veintimilla
(from ) Carlos Julio Arosemena
Egypt King Farouk Prime Minister Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha
El Salvador President Salvador Castañeda Castro
Ethiopia Emperor Haile Selassie Chief Minister Ras Betwoded Makonnen Endelkachew
Finland President Juho Kusti Paasikivi Premier Mauno Pekkala
France Chairman of the Provisional Government Léon Blum
(from January 16) President Vincent Auriol
Prime Minister Léon Blum
(from January 21) Paul Ramadier
(from November 22) Robert Schuman
Greece King George II
(from April 1) Paul
Prime Minister Constantin Tsaldaris
(from January 24) Dimitrios Maximos
(from August 29) Constantin Tsaldaris
(from September 7) Themistocles Sophoulis
Guatemala President Juan José Arévalo
Haiti President Dumarsais Estimé
Honduras President General Tiburcio Carias Andino
Hungary President Zoltán Tildy Prime Minister Ferenc Nagy
(from May 31) Lajos Dinnyés
Iceland President Sveinn Björnsson Prime Minister Ólafur Thors
(from February 3) Stefan Johann Stefansson
India King George VI of the United Kingdom
Governor General The Viscount Mountbatten of Burma
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Indonesia President Ahmed Sukarno Prime Minister Sutan Sjahir
(from July 3) Amir Sjarifuddin
Iran Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam
(from December 18) Mohammad-Reza Hekmat
(from December 29) Ibrahim Hakimi
Iraq King Faisal II Prime Minister Nuri as-Said
(from March 29) Salih Jabur
Ireland, Republic of President Seán O'Kelly Taoiseach Eamon de Valera
Italy Provisional Head of State Enrico De Nicola President of the Council of Ministers Alcide De Gasperi
Japan Emperor Hirohito Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida
(from May 24) Tetsu Katayama
Lebanon President Bechara Koury Prime Minister Sami Solh
Liberia President William V. S. Tubman
Liechtenstein Prince Franz Joseph II Prime Minister Alexander Frick
Luxembourg Grand Duchess Charlotte Prime Minister Pierre Dupong
Mexico President Miguel Alemán
Monaco Prince Louis II Minister of State Pierre de Witasse
Mongolia Chairman of the Presidium of the State Little Khural Gonchigiin Bumtsend Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khorloogiin Choibalsan
Muscat and Oman Sultan Said Bin Taimur
Nepal King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Prime Minister Padma Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana
Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina Prime Minister Willem Drees
New Zealand King George VI of the United Kingdom
Governor General Lieutenant-General The Lord Freyberg
Prime Minister Peter Fraser
Nicaragua President Anastasio Somoza Garcia
(from May 1) Leonardo Argüello Barreto
(from May 26) Benjamín Lacayo Sacasa
(from August15) Víctor Manuel Román y Reyes
Norway King Haakon VII Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen
Pakistan King George VI of the United Kingdom
Governor General Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan
Panama President Enrique Adolfo Jiménez
Paraguay President Higenio Morínigo
Peru President José Luis Bustamante President of the Council of Ministers Julio Ernesto Portugal Escobedo
(from January 12) José R. Alzamora Freundt
Philippines President Manuel A. Roxas
Poland President Boleslaw Bierut President of the Council of Ministers Edward Osóbka-Morawski
(from February 6) Józef Cyrankiewicz
Portugal President Óscar Carmona Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar
Romania King Michael
(from December 30) Chairman of the Presidium of the Great National Assembly Constantine Ion Parhon
President of the Council of Ministers Petru Groza
San Marino Captains Regents Filippo Martelli and Luigi Montironi
(from April) Marino Della Balda and Luigi Zafferani
(from October) Domenico Forcellini and Mariano Ceccoli
Saudi Arabia King Ibn Saud
South Africa King George VI of the United Kingdom
Governor General Gideon Brand van Zyl
Prime Minister Jan Christiaan Smuts
Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.) Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Nikoly Shvernik Chairman of the Council of Ministers Joseph Stalin
Spain General Francisco Franco
Sweden King Gustav V Adolf Prime Minister Tage Erlander
Switzerland President of the Federal Council Philipp Etter
Syria President Shukri al-Quwatli Prime Minister Jamil Mardam Bey
Thailand (Siam) King Rama IX Prime Minister Thawan Thamrong Nawasawat
(from November 10) Luang Khovid Aphaiwongse
Transjordan King Abdullah-ibn-Hussein Prime Minister Ibrahim Pasha Hashim
(from February 4) Samir Pasha Rifai
Turkey President Ismet Inönü Prime Minister Recep Peker
(from September 10) Hasan Saka
United Kingdom King George VI Prime Minister Clement Attlee
United States President Harry S. Truman
Uruguay President Juan José de Amézaga
(from March 1) Tomás Barreta
(from August 2) Luis Batlle Berres
Venezuela President Romulo Betancourt
Vietnam, North President Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam, South  
Yemen King Yahya Muhammad ed-Din
Yugoslavia President of the Presidiun of the National Assembly Ivan Ribar Prime Minister Josip Broz Tito

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