Pan-Germanism


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Pan-Germanism

n
(Historical Terms) (esp in the 19th century) the movement for the unification of Germany

Pan-Germanism

a 19th-century political movement whose aim was the unification of all Germans.
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No"--for the other had protested--"your Pan-Germanism is no more imaginative than is our Imperialism over here.
Pan-Germanism may be out of fashion in both countries, but the analogies are too obvious to pass up.
The common type of anti-Semitism, ranging from the religious to the ethnic or racist variant, was often "naturally" combined with the adherence to Pan-Germanism or some (not all) strands of Catholic conservatism.
The German colonialism and imperialism relevant to Nazism and the Holocaust was not to be found in Africa, as commonly supposed, but in the Pan-Germanism and Pan-Slavism of Central Europe.
Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities (1983) might have aided him in raising more sophisticated questions concerning "print vernaculars" and "languages of state," problems that Pan-Africanism shared with contemporary Pan-Germanism.