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Munich

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/ ˈmyu nɪk /
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noun

German München. a city in and the capital of Bavaria, in SW Germany.
any dishonorable appeasement.

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British Dictionary definitions for Munich

Munich
/ (ˈmjuːnɪk) /

noun

a city in S Germany, capital of the state of Bavaria, on the Isar River: became capital of Bavaria in 1508; headquarters of the Nazi movement in the 1920s; a major financial, commercial, and manufacturing centre. Pop: 1 247 873 (2003 est)German name: München
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Cultural definitions for Munich

Munich

Capital of Bavaria, located in southern Germany near the Bavarian Alps; a commercial, industrial, transportation, communications, and cultural center.

Munich was the scene of the Nazi party's rise to power; National Socialism (Nazism) was founded there in 1918, and Adolf Hitler led an attempted revolution in Munich in 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch.
The Munich Pact, drawn up in 1938, forced Czechoslovakia to give up territory to the Nazis.
During World War II, the Allies bombed much of the city. After the war, it was the largest city in the American occupation zone.
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