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22nd Apr '17 1:31:55 PM Jhonny
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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the UsefulNotes/{{German|y}} nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Zeit des Nationalsozialismus'' or ''Nazizeit'' - "time of national-socialism" "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].

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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the UsefulNotes/{{German|y}} nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Zeit des Nationalsozialismus'' or ''Nazizeit'' - "time of national-socialism" "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].
Nazis" among many, many other names or "[[TheScottishTrope You know who]]" kind of descriptions[[/note]].
21st Apr '17 7:57:56 PM Saveelich
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Nazi Germany attempted to move its eastern border about 500km eastward as a stepping-stone [[TakeOverTheWorld to ensure her long-term destiny]]. Hitler believed that Nazi Germany and the Aryan race should be the rightful rulers over not just all the German-speaking peoples, or even the Germanic states, but all of Europe. This pursuit of territory led to the annexation of UsefulNotes/{{Austria}} and the Sudetenland, the invasion of UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}, and ultimately the start of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- the single most destructive war in human history. This war claimed the lives of an additional 50 or 60 million people, the majority of whom were civilians killed by the Nazi German armed forces.

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Nazi Germany attempted to move its eastern border about 500km eastward as a stepping-stone [[TakeOverTheWorld to ensure her long-term destiny]]. Hitler believed that Nazi Germany and the Aryan race should be the rightful rulers over not just all the German-speaking peoples, or even the Germanic states, but all of Europe. This pursuit of territory led to the annexation of UsefulNotes/{{Austria}} and the Sudetenland, the invasion of UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}, and ultimately the start of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- the single most destructive war in human history. This war claimed the lives of an additional 50 or 60 million people, the majority history, killing millions, of whom many were civilians killed by the Nazi German armed forces.
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21st Apr '17 7:51:51 PM Saveelich
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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the UsefulNotes/{{German|y}} nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].

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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the UsefulNotes/{{German|y}} nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Zeit des Nationalsozialismus'' or ''Nazizeit'' - "time of national-socialism" "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].
21st Apr '17 7:50:10 PM Saveelich
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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the UsefulNotes/{{German}} nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].

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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the UsefulNotes/{{German}} UsefulNotes/{{German|y}} nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].
21st Apr '17 7:49:54 PM Saveelich
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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the German nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].

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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the German UsefulNotes/{{German}} nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the '''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].
21st Apr '17 6:02:26 PM Saveelich
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21st Apr '17 5:58:24 PM Saveelich
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During this time, Germany's policies were dominated by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.[[note]]"Nazi" is the phonetic pronunciation of the first two syllables of the party's full name, ''Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei'', "National Socialist German Workers' Party" in English. Then, as now, this was seen as an annoyingly long party name. It was intended to sound vague and all-inclusive by combining key words from across the political spectrum (successfully so, by the way - considering its electoral makeup at least in the 1930s, it was the first genuine catch all-party in Germany). To a German living at the time, the name would have sounded like a bunch of people calling themselves "right-wing left-wingers".[[/note]][[note]]It was also a bit of a cruel joke; the shortening was partly by analogy with ''Sozi'', the then-popular abbreviation for the ''Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands'', i.e. the Social Democratic Party of Germany -- who were and remain your standard nonviolent center-left party. They are [[UsefulNotes/PoliticiansAndPartiesOfGermany still around]] and are one of the major German parties, but hardly anyone calls them "Sozis" anymore.[[/note]][[note]]What was even worse (for the Nazis) was that German-speakers stereotypically called out-of-touch country bumpkins "Ignatz", much like Americans might call rednecks "Cletus" or "Billy-Bob". The short form of "Ignatz" was "Nazi".[[/note]] The party and the country it ruled are best remembered for being fanatically racist (even by the standards of the 1930s, their views were still slightly unusual). They despised Communists, Socialists, Africans, Asians, and Europeans in that order. [[note]] Interestingly, since there were far fewer black Africans in Europe at the time than Jews or Slavs, direct Nazi persecution against them was less frequent and not always consistently enforced. See the unique case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi Hans Massaquoi]] for one example[[/note]] However they had a special hatred for Jews despite their European heritage, because their ConspiracyTheorist roots led them to consider Jews the BigBad behind the non-racial and non-national ideologies of Communism and Socialism.[[note]]Hitler drew a lot of inspiration from ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'', which infamously cast the Jews as TheManBehindTheMan in regards to Communism, and is suspected to have originated from the twilight years of Tsarist Russia.[[/note]] These posed an existential threat to Racism and Nationalism. The ultimate goal of the Nazis was the complete extermination of these "inferior races"; in the case of Eastern Europe, the plan was to replace them with German settlers as a medium-term goal for improving the European races' odds in the eventual wars with the Asian and African races. Though this is by no means the only policy adopted by Nazi Germany, it was so prominent that it has become one of their defining characteristics. The belief in the superiority of what Hitler called the Aryan race would ultimately culminate in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- [[FinalSolution the use of fit elements of these troublesome demographics as slave labor for the war effort and the euthanasia of their every unfit element]]. Interestingly, the deaths of half of those 11 million people (the 5.5 million Jews) gave rise to the term 'genocide'.

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During this time, Germany's policies were dominated by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.[[note]]"Nazi" is the phonetic pronunciation of the first two syllables of the party's full name, ''Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei'', "National Socialist German Workers' Party" in English. Then, as now, this was seen as an annoyingly long party name. It was intended to sound vague and all-inclusive by combining key words from across the political spectrum (successfully so, by the way - considering its electoral makeup at least in the 1930s, it was the first genuine catch all-party in Germany). To a German living at the time, the name would have sounded like a bunch of people calling themselves "right-wing left-wingers".[[/note]][[note]]It was also a bit of a cruel joke; the shortening was partly by analogy with ''Sozi'', the then-popular abbreviation for the ''Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands'', i.e. the Social Democratic Party of Germany -- who were and remain your standard nonviolent center-left party. They are [[UsefulNotes/PoliticiansAndPartiesOfGermany still around]] and are one of the major German parties, but hardly anyone calls them "Sozis" anymore.[[/note]][[note]]What was even worse (for the Nazis) was that German-speakers stereotypically called out-of-touch country bumpkins "Ignatz", much like Americans might call rednecks "Cletus" or "Billy-Bob". The short form of "Ignatz" was "Nazi".[[/note]] The party and the country it ruled are best remembered for being fanatically racist (even by the standards of the 1930s, their views were still slightly unusual). They despised Communists, Socialists, Slavs, Africans, Asians, and Europeans some other European ethnic groups in that order. [[note]] Interestingly, since there were far fewer black Africans in Europe at the time than Jews or Slavs, direct Nazi persecution against them was less frequent and not always consistently enforced. See the unique case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi Hans Massaquoi]] for one example[[/note]] However they had a special hatred for Jews despite their European heritage, because their ConspiracyTheorist roots led them to consider Jews the BigBad behind the non-racial and non-national ideologies of Communism and Socialism.[[note]]Hitler drew a lot of inspiration from ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'', which infamously cast the Jews as TheManBehindTheMan in regards to Communism, and is suspected to have originated from the twilight years of Tsarist Russia.[[/note]] These posed an existential threat to Racism and Nationalism. The ultimate goal of the Nazis was the complete extermination of these "inferior races"; in the case of Eastern Europe, the plan was to replace them with German settlers as a medium-term goal for improving the European races' odds in the eventual wars with the Asian and African races. Though this is by no means the only policy adopted by Nazi Germany, it was so prominent that it has become one of their defining characteristics. The belief in the superiority of what Hitler called the Aryan race would ultimately culminate in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- [[FinalSolution the use of fit elements of these troublesome demographics as slave labor for the war effort and the euthanasia of their every unfit element]]. Interestingly, the deaths of half of those 11 million people (the 5.5 million Jews) gave rise to the term 'genocide'.
21st Apr '17 5:56:07 PM Saveelich
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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the German nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the Third Reich.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].

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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the German nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945. It is also known as the Third Reich.'''Third Reich'''.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].
21st Apr '17 5:55:38 PM Saveelich
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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the German nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945, also known as the Third Reich.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich," for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].

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Nazi Germany is the name commonly used to refer to the German nation when it was ruled by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler in the years 1933-1945, 1933-1945. It is also known as the Third Reich.[[note]]Hitler styled "his" new Germany as the "1000-year Reich," Reich", for which he got a lot of mockery after the war when it turned out to last only twelve years - although its crimes may well be remembered for over 1000 years.[[/note]] (the First being the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire,[[note]]Which actually kinda-sorta did make it to 1,000 years, although you have to twist the definition of the HRE to include Charlemagne (crowned "Emperor of the Romans" in 800) even though the first "Holy Roman Emperor" was Otto I (crowned in 962), and forget that the HRE spent the last 300 years or so of its existence as a powerless shell ("[[Creator/{{Voltaire}} neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire]]") kept around as a trophy by the Austrian monarchs.[[/note]] and the Second being UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany under the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty). The Nazis did not actually change the ''official'' name of the country until 1942; for ten of their twelve years in power, it remained simply '''Deutsches Reich''' (literally, "German Realm"), as it had been since 1871. In 1942, it was officially renamed '''Großdeutsches Reich''' (literally, "Greater German Realm"), to reflect their large territorial gains and the "unification" of the German-speaking lands, and to [[CallBack hark back]] to the ''Großdeutsche Lösung'' ("Greater German Solution") to the "[[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies German Question]]". Therefore, the names "Nazi Germany" and "Third Reich" are conventions for historians, not official denominations[[note]]When a Modern German talks about the 1933-1945 period, he or she may often call it ''Nazizeit'' - "time of the Nazis"[[/note]].
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* ''Der Ewige Jude'' (''The Eternal Jew''), 1940 -- A propaganda film presented as a documentary, one of the most virulent theatrically released antisemitic pieces ever produced.

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* ''Der Ewige Jude'' (''The Eternal Jew''), 1940 -- A propaganda film presented as a documentary, one of the most virulent theatrically released antisemitic pieces films ever produced.
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