German Patriotic Associations
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German Patriotic Associations

Designation for the nationalist clubs of the German Empire. Beneath the banners of imperialism and nationalism, numerous nationalist organizations arose in Germany after the 1880s. These associations mostly occupied themselves with foreign policy issues. There was for example the Verband für das Deutschtum im Ausland (‘Association for German Culture Abroad’), founded in 1881; the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (‘German Colonial Society’), founded in 1887; as well as the greatest national association of the German Empire, the Deutsche Flottenv…

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Hagenlücke, Heinz, “German Patriotic Associations”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0244>
First published online: 2015



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