Free State of Lippe
| Free State of Lippe|
|State of Germany|
Lippe within Germany at the time of the Weimar Republic.
|Historical era||Interwar period|
|•||Established||9 November 1918|
|•||Incorporation into North Rhine-Westphalia||21 January 1947|
|•||1939||1,215.2 km2 (469 sq mi)|
|Density||155.2 /km2 (402 /sq mi)|
After the end of World War II, Lippe was restored after the end of Nazi rule. This autonomy ended in January 1947, when the Control Commission for Germany - British Element (CCG/BE) incorporated Lippe into the new German state of North Rhine-Westphalia created three months earlier. The British established a number of military bases in North Rhine-Westphalia, of which Detmold (HQ and units of 20th Armoured Brigade) and Lemgo (infantry battalion barracks) were located within the former boundaries of the Free State of Lippe.