It was also the Iron Chancellor who had fashioned a constitution for the Second Reich that was unique among similar modern German documents for its lack of "any declaration of principles about human rights and civic freedoms" (Evans, p.
The first of two projected subsequent volumes on Nazi Germany, to cover the years 1933-39 and 1939-45, respectively, this initial study takes the reader in clear, crisp prose from the Second Reich through World War I and the Weimar years, and finally chronicles the events leading to and immediately following March 23, 1933, the day Hitler became dictator.
I argue that popular-radical liberal bourgeois pressure-groups and parties persistently focussed their criticism on the need to move the political system of the German Second Reich
and the Weimar Republic in a more radical direction.
The Second Reich
dates from 1871, when Bismarck and Prussia unified the various states.
She delimits her geographic range based on the notion, now often favored, of a German Kulturgebiet comprehending Austria as well as the regions that became part of the Second Reich
The rhetoric of the show may even remind one of pre-Bismarckian nationalism leading up to the founding of the Second Reich
The present Bundesbank is the lineal successor of the original Reichsbank, established under the Banking Act of 1875, just after the unification of Germany under the Second Reich
During the Second Reich
, a younger generation of political, social, and economic leaders grew increasingly vocal in pursuing colonial expansion to resolve problems of internal fragmentation and Bismarck's "incomplete" unification.
The dates provided in the book's title point to its purview, the period of the Second Reich
, when German Jewry enjoyed full legal emancipation and rapid social mobility but was also bedeviled by antisemitism and assimilation.