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Why were some German conquered territories (eg: Poland) referred to as 'Generalgouvernement'?

To understand what was special about the Generalgouvernement, we first have to understand what it meant to be a "Reichskommissar" at the time. These were positions appointed by Hitler ...
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Why are early submarines faster on the surface, while later types are faster when submerged?

Some of this is a history question, and some isn't. Firstly the non-history part. All things being equal, submarines should move faster underwater. Your intuition that there is more drag underwater is ...
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Why were some German conquered territories (eg: Poland) referred to as 'Generalgouvernement'?

The term Generalgouvernement (Gouvernement: Government, administration by a governor administrative district of a military or civilian authority.) was a term that was used in World War I in Belgium ...
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Why were some German conquered territories (eg: Poland) referred to as 'Generalgouvernement'?

In short, the German Nazis made it up on the go. At best we just see stages of the same, if one is willing to read that much into a rather chaotic and arbitrary development. This view of 'stages' ...
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Did any French generals or politicians argue for pressing the Saar offensive?

As noted in this source: However, the more serious problem was that the mobilisation was entirely indiscriminate. There was no effective legislation defining reserved occupations vital to the war ...
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