Angela Merkel, the quiet and strong German Chancellor began her time in politics on the other side of the Berlin Wall, and unlike Hillary Clinton she has never attempted to be an inspirational figure to women, pioneering feminist Rita Susmuth would remark how “She had big problems with the feminist movement; she believed she was already emancipated by her studies." Instead, Merkel has established herself as the consensus "most powerful woman in the world," through a series of shrewd policy decis...

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