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BWilson

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1000 years
Posted on: 10/22/2016 1:30:21 PM

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The Empire lasted . . . well over twice as long as imperial Rome itself, and encompassed much of the continent. In addition to present-day Germany, it included all or part of ten other modern countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
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The year following Hitler’s annexation of Austria and acquisition of the imperial regalia, the Nazi high command ordered all official organizations to stop referring to the regime as the “Third Reich.” In effect, the Nazis were declaring the First Reich a nonempire on the grounds that it was too holy, too Roman and not German enough by half. Ergo, it wasn’t really an empire at all—a grotesque but logical extension of von Ranke’s less rabid critique at an earlier, less brutal phase of German nationalism.


 The Holy Roman Empire.

Cheers

BW
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Riaindevoy
Geelong, Australia
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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 10/22/2016 4:33:44 PM
The HREGN never centralised and became a nation-state like France, Spain, England and Portugal. It took until the 1860s for Prussia to unite Germany into a nation-state, thus becoming the 2nd Reich.
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scoucer
Berlin, Germany
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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 10/23/2016 8:06:56 PM
Peter H. Wilson , I can really recommend. His book "Europe's Tragedy " , a history of the Thirty Years War is a masterpiece I can re-read and re-read.

Trevor
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Some swim with the stream. Some swim against the stream. Me - I´m stuck somewhere in the woods and can´t even find the stupid stream.

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DONCASTER S. YORKS, UK
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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 11/2/2016 8:08:01 AM
Along with the religious consequences of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation came deep and lasting political changes.

Northern Europe’s new religious and political freedoms came at a great cost, with decades of rebellions, wars and bloody persecutions.

The Thirty Years’ War alone may have cost Germany 40 percent of its population.!??


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Jim
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 11/2/2016 8:38:55 AM

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The Empire lasted . . . well over twice as long as imperial Rome itself, and encompassed much of the continent. In addition to present-day Germany, it included all or part of ten other modern countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
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The year following Hitler’s annexation of Austria and acquisition of the imperial regalia, the Nazi high command ordered all official organizations to stop referring to the regime as the “Third Reich.” In effect, the Nazis were declaring the First Reich a nonempire on the grounds that it was too holy, too Roman and not German enough by half. Ergo, it wasn’t really an empire at all—a grotesque but logical extension of von Ranke’s less rabid critique at an earlier, less brutal phase of German nationalism.


 The Holy Roman Empire.

Cheers

BW
--BWilson




How long do they consider the British Empire to last??

As WSC said, "this was our finest hour!" With regards to the British Empire!
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Lightning
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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 11/2/2016 10:50:16 AM

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The Empire lasted . . . well over twice as long as imperial Rome itself, and encompassed much of the continent. In addition to present-day Germany, it included all or part of ten other modern countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
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The year following Hitler’s annexation of Austria and acquisition of the imperial regalia, the Nazi high command ordered all official organizations to stop referring to the regime as the “Third Reich.” In effect, the Nazis were declaring the First Reich a nonempire on the grounds that it was too holy, too Roman and not German enough by half. Ergo, it wasn’t really an empire at all—a grotesque but logical extension of von Ranke’s less rabid critique at an earlier, less brutal phase of German nationalism.


 The Holy Roman Empire.

Cheers

BW
--BWilson




How long do they consider the British Empire to last??

As WSC said, "this was our finest hour!" With regards to the British Empire!

--Michigan Dave


Which British Empire? There's a school of thought that there were two empires, separated by the pivotal date of 1783.

Cheers,

Colin
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DONCASTER S. YORKS, UK
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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 11/2/2016 11:12:41 AM
About 500 years Dave- truncated as Colin says in 1783,brought about by the American War of Independence.

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Jim
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George
Centre Hastings, ON, Canada
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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 11/2/2016 11:54:00 AM

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About 500 years Dave- truncated as Colin says in 1783,brought about by the American War of Independence.

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Jim
--anemone


And the advent of the American Empire.

BWilson

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Re: 1000 years
Posted on: 11/2/2016 11:59:29 AM
 Prepare yourselves, we're getting ready to hand the burden to Canada

Cheers

BW
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