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German Reich (Lightning Blitz)

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Deutsches Reich
German Reich
1933 –
Flag of the NSDAP (1920–1945) Reichsadler der Deutsches Reich (1933–1945)
Flag Coat of Arms

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer
"One People, one Reich, one Leader"


Das Lied der Deutschen (official)

First stanza of
Das Lied der Deutschen
followed by Horst-Wessel-Lied

Map of the Greater German Reich
Map of Germany.
Capital Berlin
Official languages German
Government Totalitarian dictatorship, Single-party state
- 1933–1934 Paul von Hindenburg
- 1934– Adolf Hitler1
- 1933– Adolf Hitler
Legislature Reichstag2
- 1937 633,786 km2
- 1930 est. 69,314,000
- Machtergreifung January 30, 1933
- Gleichschaltung February 27, 1933
- Anschluss March 13, 1938
- Invasion of London September 7, 1940
Currency Reichsmark (ℛℳ)
1: Office formally vacant. Adolf Hitler styled himself Führer und Reichskanzler from August 1934.
2: Through the Enabling Act of 1933, the German government was vested with legislative powers, although the Reichstag formally continued to exist as a law-making body.

Nazi Germany refers to Germany from the start of Adolf Hitler's government in 1933. After Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, the country was governed by the National Socialist German Workers Party, or "Nazi Party" (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), led by Adolf Hitler as chancellor in 1933, and, from 1934, as Führer (Leader). In Germany, the common term is the Third Reich (Drittes Reich). Nazi Germany is perceived as a depreciative expression to denominate this period, which is officially the German Reich ("Deutsches Reich").

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