\ ˈpan+\
plural -s

Definition of Pan-Germanism

1 : a chiefly 19th century movement having as its principal aim the political union of all Germans
2 : a 20th century doctrine of German racial superiority and world domination by stages of imperial expansion

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History and Etymology for Pan-Germanism

French pangermanisme (translation of German alldeutschtum), from pan- + germanisme Germanism, from Germanie Germany (from Latin Germania land occupied by the Germanic peoples in western Europe in Roman times) + -isme -ism

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