Pan–Germanism

noun \ˈpan+\

Definition of Pan–Germanism

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a chiefly 19th century movement having as its principal aim the political union of all Germans

  2. 2 :  a 20th century doctrine of German racial superiority and world domination by stages of imperial expansion

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Origin and Etymology of 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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