Drang nach Osten

German phrase

Drang nach Os·​ten ˈdräŋ-näḵ-ˈȯ-stᵊn How to pronounce Drang nach Osten (audio)
: 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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“Drang nach Osten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Drang%20nach%20Osten. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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