Großgermanisches Reich
Greater Germanic Realm
Timeline: Cherry, Plum, and Chrysanthemum
Preceded by 1932-1945 Succeeded by
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio) Weimar Republic
Flag of Austria Federal State of Austria
Flag of the Free City of Danzig Free City of Danzig
Merchant Flag of Germany (1946-1949) Allied-occupied Germany
Flag of Austria Allied-occupied Austria
Flag of the German Reich (1935–1945) Reichsadler der Deutsches Reich (1933–1945)
Flag (since 1935) Emblem (since 1935)

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer (German)
("One People, one Realm, one Führer")

Anthem "Das Lied der Deutschen (first verses only), followed by Die Fahne hoch."
(and largest city)
Language German
Religion Protestantism; Catholicism; Neo-paganism
Ethnic Group German
Government Single-party state; Totalitarian dictatorship
  legislature Reichstag
Area 696,265 sq km (in 1941)
Population 90,030,775 (in 1941)
Currency Reichsmark (ℛℳ)
The Greater Germanic Realm (German: Großgermanisches Reich), commonly known as Nazi Germany (German: Nazi-Deutschland) and Third Reich (German: Drittes Reich) in English, was the regime of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP), commonly known as "Nazi Party" that ruled most of Central Europe between 1932 and 1945. Its previous official name was the German Reich (German: Deutsches Reich) between 1930 and 1939. Germany was slowly transformed from a democratic republic toward authoritarianism following the 1923 Munich Putsch carried out by the Nazis and finally became a totalitarian state after the Nazi electoral victory in 1932 parliamentary election.