In Europe, what was Pan-Germanism?

Answer: This was the 19th century movement to encourage unity between German-speaking peoples in Austria, the Netherlands, Flanders, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Emboldened by Germany’s 1871 unification, the movement had an increasingly high profile up to the start of World War One in 1914.

Pan-Germanism also resonated in Belgium among Flemish separatists and in Poland in World War One. The idea was revived under Hitler’s plans for European expansion.

Source: Webster’s New World Encyclopedia

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