Nordic race

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Nordic race:

see racerace,
one of the group of populations regarded as constituting humanity. The differences that have historically determined the classification into races are predominantly physical aspects of appearance that are generally hereditary.
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Nordic Race


a term proposed by the French anthropologist J. Deniker to designate tall, dolichocephalic, blond representatives of the Europeoid race, who are spread widely throughout northern Europe, including the northern and northwestern regions of the European USSR. The race includes North Russians, Komi, Karelians, Estonians, West Latvians, Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, the Dutch, the English, and Germans of the northern regions of the Federal Republic of Germany. The term “Nordic race” is almost never used in Soviet anthropology, since it is geographically vague. It was used by the ideologists of racism, including German fascism, in their unscientific, misanthropic theories.

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He describes the physiology of fish and explains how the Nordic race benefited mankind with great inventions such as the steam engine and the airplane, while, on the other hand, Roman society, populated by short people, fell into ruin.
In 1916, Madison Grant, a lawyer and friend of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, argued in The Passing of the Great Race (6) for the superiority of the Nordic race, which he suggested was a master race.
Hitler's own ideas are analyzed and Glad states that Hitler did not have a clear view of dysgenics but was motivated more by a desire to preserve and improve the Nordic race, comprising specifically the Germanic peoples (which he saw as including the English, the Scandinavians, and related European peoples) as a genetic entity.

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