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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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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