Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers, and the dates they served,
can be very problematical for many countries, depending on the politics
and form of government of the country. Also, the date different
reference books provide can be the date of the election or the day
of taking office or even some other date. Once you start consulting
various reference tools you realize that very often they can present
and include different names and dates from each other. The lists
of Primes Ministers and Foreign Minters presented here should be
taken as very basic lists. They may be incomplete or even incorrect
in some places. Many of these individuals were active in the League
of Nations and sometimes served as delegates. There are several
useful reference books one can consult for more detailed information
and specific dates.
Bidwell, Robin. Bidwell's
Guide to Government Ministers. London: Frank Cass, 1974. 3
Cook, Chris and John Paxton.
European Political Facts of the Twentieth Century. 5th ed.
New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Graca, John V. da. Heads
of State and Government. New York: New York University Press,
Langville, Alan R. Modern
World Rulers: A Chronology. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press,
Ross, Martha. Rulers and
Governments of the World. New York: Bowker, 1977-78. 3 vols.
Regents of Nations: Systematic Chronology of States and Their
Political Representatives in the Past and Present, A Biographical
Reference Book. New
York: K. G. Saur, 1984. 3 vols.
There are also a number of
web sites that provide similar kinds of information: