Reich?

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Reich?

Post by Ezboard » 29 Sep 2002 12:36

Filip
Unregistered User
(5/21/00 4:34:01 pm)
Reply Reich?
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I know what the Third Reich was but what was the First and Second Reich?
What happened to them?

Chad Crompton
Unregistered User
(5/21/00 7:12:39 pm)
Reply The Reichs....
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Hello,

First off, Reich means Empire in German.

The first Reich was Charlemegne's (not sure of the spelling of that!) Holy German-Roman Empire.

When Bismarck brought Germany together in 1871, the second German Reich was formed.

And as you know Hitler's Reich (the "Third Reich") started when Hitler became 'Der Fuehrer' of Germany in 1933 and ended in 1945 with Hitler's death and Germany's defeat in the war.

Cheers,
Chad

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