Why did Hitler call his government the Third Reich?Or why was it called the Third Reich? Please help and state your source( I can’t find it…

Why did Hitler call his government the Third Reich?Or why was it called the Third Reich? Please help and state your source( I can’t find it…

Why did Hitler call his government the Third Reich?Or why was it called the Third Reich? Please help and state your source( I can’t find it…

Why did Hitler call his government the Third Reich?Or why was it called the Third Reich? Please help and state your source( I can’t find it…

“Reich” meant something along the lines of “kingdom” or “empire.”  The Nazi mythology was that theirs was the third truly German kingdom that had existed in the world.The first was the Holy Roman Empire which existed back in medieval times.  The second was the Germany that existed from the time that the country was unified (1871) until the end of WWI.(This comes from the link below, which copied it from Encyclopedia Britannica’s entry entitled “Third Reich.”)The Nazis called their regime this to emphasize that it was a purely Germany government and to give it historical legitimacy — to make it seem like it was connected to these previous empires.
Why did Hitler call his government the Third Reich?Or why was it called the Third Reich? Please help and state your source( I can’t find it…
Why did Hitler call his government the Third Reich?Or why was it called the Third Reich? Please help and state your source( I can’t find it…
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Why did Hitler call his government the Third Reich?Or why was it called the Third Reich? Please help and state your source( I can’t find it…
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