- the idea or advocacy of a union of all the German peoples in a single political organization or state.
Origin of Pan-Germanism
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Examples from the Web for pan-germanism
Dr. Michaelis was more given to Pan-Germanism than his predecessor.In the World War
Count Ottokar Czernin
Before the war began, Prussia planned for a Pan-Germanism of this nature, and this plan has now been almost completed.The Spirit of Lafayette
James Mott Hallowell
Pan-Germanism, as here seen, is the reductio ad absurdum of the doctrine that all is fair in war—and peace.
They see in the victory of Pan-Germanism the effective promise of the realization of such ideals.World's War Events, Vol. I
Viewed under the aspect of exaggerated Nationalism, the spirit of Pan-Germanism is nothing new.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements
Nesta H. Webster
- (esp in the 19th century) the movement for the unification of Germany
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