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Third Reich

noun
1.
Germany during the Nazi regime 1933–45.
Compare Reich.
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Third Reich

noun
1.
See Reich1 (sense 4)
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Third Reich [(reyekh, reyek)]

The name given by the Nazis to their government in Germany; Reich is German for “empire.” Adolf Hitler, their leader, believed that he was creating a third German empire, a successor to the Holy Roman Empire and the German empire formed by Chancellor Bismarck in the nineteenth century.

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