Third Reich


Third Reich
Germany during the Nazi regime 1933-45. Cf. Reich.

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Official designation for the Nazi Party's regime in Germany from January 1933 to May 1945.

The name reflects Adolf Hitler's conception of his expansionist regime
which he predicted would last 1,000 years
as the presumed successor of the Holy Roman Empire (800–1806, the First Reich) and the German empire under the Hohenzollern dynasty (1871–1918, the Second Reich).

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      official Nazi designation for the regime in Germany (q.v.) from January 1933 to May 1945, as the presumed successor of the medieval and early modern Holy Roman Empire of 800 to 1806 (the First Reich) and the German Empire from 1871 to 1918 (the Second Reich).

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