Ordinance No. 46

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Ordinance No. 46, effective 23 August 1946, was an ordinance issued by the British Military Government (CCG/BE) in the British Zone in Germany by which, among others, the Prussian Province of Schleswig-Holstein became a separate Land, the State of Schleswig-Holstein, and the Province of Hanover turned into the State of Hanover. The full title of Ordinance No. 46 is Abolition of the Provinces in the British Zone of the Former State of Prussia and Reconstitution thereof as Separate Länder.

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