Second Reich

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Noun1.Second Reich - the Reich when Hohenzollern monarchs ruled Germany (from 1871 to 1919)
Reich - the German state
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We marched rapidly for ten days through the heart of the ancient German empire, halting when night found us in proximity to water.
It stands, I am convinced, upon the ruins of ancient Berlin, the one time capital of the old German empire, but except for the old building material used in the new town there is no sign of the former city.
THE picturesque city and state of Heiligwaldenstein was one of those toy kingdoms of which certain parts of the German Empire still consist.
An envoy of the Duke of Buckingham, named Montague, was taken, and proof was obtained of a league between the German Empire, Spain, England, and Lorraine.
He was a model character for such a purpose--serious civil ceremonious curious stiff, stuffed with knowledge and convinced that, as lately rearranged, the German Empire places in the most striking light the highest of all the possibilities of the greatest of all the peoples.
Although Jews had achieved political Emancipation throughout the German Empire (the Kaiserreich) in 1871, that putative equality was compromised in many areas.
Santner has used my work and that of Jay Geller and Daniel Boyarin to show how our fragmented reading of Schreber is indeed part of the projection of the collapse of a German identity under the Weimar Republic - that is, this dissolution already begins under the German Empire, well before the fatal loss of the German sense of "innate" superiority because of the defeat in World War I - and the role the Jews played in the psychic world of German culture.
This concern penetrates even into the lexical sphere, where, on the evidence of the use of `the term ritter in early Minnesang and in the Kaiserchronik' (among other factors), he warns `against seeing the German empire globally as always lagging behind France in the rise of knighthood' (p.
By the beginning of the sixteenth century, Frankfurt's well-known fairs had become so prosperous that Luther termed the city "the silver and gold lode" of the German Empire.
Desperate to avoid a European war, Chamberlain had repeatedly "appeased'' Adolf Hitler -- had given in to Hitler's demands to expand the German empire into Eastern Europe -- which, rather than satisfy Hitler, only increased his lust for more "lebensraum'' (living space) for his "master race'' of Aryan Germans.
There was no German Empire at the time of Waterloo.

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