Pan-Germanism

noun

ˈpan+
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Pan-Germanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pan-Germanism. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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