Nazi Germany is widely called the Third Reich. But what were the First and Second Reich then?
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I remembered talking about this in a history class but couldn't quite remember what the first two Reichs were. A quick search on Wikipedia redirects the first to the Holy Roman Empire (962 to 1806) and the second to the brief German Empire (1871 to 1918). Between the second and third is the Weimar Republic (1918 to 1933).