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Abbreviation for "Freistaat Flaschenhals Initiative"; see under Freistaat Flaschenhals

After the First World War (1914-1918), the German 'Freistaat Flaschenhals' existed from 10 January 1919 to 25 February 1923 in what is now the Rheingau production area. The German provinces west of the Rhine were occupied by the Allies. In order to maintain a military presence east of the Rhine, the victorious powers established semi-circular bridgeheads with a radius of 30 kilometres near Cologne, Koblenz...

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