Drang nach Osten

German phrase
Drang nach Os·​ten | \ ˈdräŋ-näḵ-ˈȯ-stᵊn How to pronounce Drang nach Osten (audio) \

Definition of Drang nach Osten

: urge toward the East : impulse toward eastward expansion used of a formerly perceived desire by Germany to expand its territory eastward

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