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Adam Rapacki (December 24, 1909October 10, 1970) was a Polish politician and diplomat.


Rapacki was born in Lwów, Ukraine in 1909. He was a member of the Polish Socialist Party from 1945 to 1948 as well as its successor, the Polish United Workers' Party. He was also a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee up until 1968, onboard as the Minister of Seafaring and the Minister of Higher Education and Research.
From 1956 to 1968, he was the Foreign Minister in the cabinet of Józef Cyrankiewicz. On October 2, 1957, he presented at the United Nations his plan for a nuclear-free zone in Central Europe (comprising Czechoslovakia, Poland, East and West Germany) — known as the "Rapacki Plan".
Rapacki died in Warsaw, Poland in 1970.

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  • Ozinga, James R., The Rapacki Plan: the 1957 Proposal to Denuclearize Central Europe, and an Analysis of Its Rejection, Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Co, 1989, ISBN 0-89950-445-0.
rapacki in German: Adam Rapacki
rapacki in French: Adam Rapacki
rapacki in Dutch: Adam Rapacki
rapacki in Japanese: アダム・ラパツキ
rapacki in Norwegian: Adam Rapacki
rapacki in Polish: Adam Rapacki (polityk)
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