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Partial calque of German Drittes Reich (literally third empire, third realm).

Proper nounEdit

Third Reich

  1. (historical) Germany under the Nazi regime, beginning in January 1933 and ending in May 1945.

Usage notesEdit

  • Reich in German does not have all of the same connotations as empire does in English. Notably, it does not imply the existence of a monarchy.

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