HAVC 135B : German Art 1905-1945

Pan-Germanism

Pan-Germanism or Pan-Germanicism is a pan-nationalist political idea. Pan-Germanists originally sought to unify all the German and possibly also Germanic-speaking peoples in a single nation-state known as Großdeutschland.

Liberal and democratic, pan-Germanism nevertheless espouses ethnocentric and racist beliefs. Today, it is mostly limited to some nationalist (i.e. right wing) groups in Germany and Austria.

Definition adapted from Wikipedia, July 21, 2016.

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