The Second Reich: Key Terms

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Agrarian League
A german advocacy group founded in 1893 by farmers to protect agricultural interests.
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Anti-Semitism
Prejudice against Jewish people as a national, ethnic, religious or racial group.
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Authoritarianism
Favouring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom
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Bundesrat
The upper house of parliament which participates in the creation of legislation.
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Burgfrieden
A polotocal truce between parties
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Chancellor
The head of the German governemnt, underneath the Kaiser
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Coalition
The joining of two or more parties to create a government
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Flottenpolitik
Building up the German Navy
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Junkers
German Aristocracy and Elites
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Kaiserreich
Creation of the German Empire
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KPD
German communist party
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Krupp
Large manufacturers of steel
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Kulturkampf
German policies relating to the role of the Catholic church (anti-catholic)
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Landtag
A representative assembly with authority over a state
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Lebensraum
Aggressive, territorial expansion of Germany
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Marxism
Communism
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Mittelstand
The German upper-middle class
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Nationalism
Identifying with/ becoming attached/ feeling responsible to your country
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Navy Leauge
An interest group formed in 1898 to support the expansion of the German Navy
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Pan-German League
An extremist, nationalist organisation formed in 1891, concerned with anti-semitism and support for German minorities in other countries
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Reichstag
German body of government
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Sammlungspolitik
Aimed to unite different political parties in favour of Weltpolitik
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Prejudice against Jewish people as a national, ethnic, religious or racial group.

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Anti-Semitism

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Favouring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom

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The upper house of parliament which participates in the creation of legislation.

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A polotocal truce between parties

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