Lecture 3 - 9/12/2007 12:14:00 PM Sonderweg: Germans follow...

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12/09/2007 11:14:00 Sonderweg: Germans follow their own unique path Nazism based more on circumstance Teutonic Knights, 2 nd  battle of Tannenberg righted the previous wrong.  Something that happened 500 years ago still annoyed a German State building Building a political community, a central govt., a legal system, govt. agencies,  beauracracy, standing army Nation building Building of an ‘imagined’ community, a community in which people who will  never know each other still count themselves as part of the same group Clear boundaries make the process of state and national building go hand in  hand (English isles) (French has natural borders as well) The process of creating a German state was complicated (‘German State’) Holy  Roman Empire of the German nation (First Reich) Empire that consisted of hundreds of states There were many nobles in these German states whose first languages were 
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 386 taught by Professor Lupovitch during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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Lecture 3 - 9/12/2007 12:14:00 PM Sonderweg: Germans follow...

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