Lebensraum


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Lebensraum

territory claimed by a nation or state on the grounds that it is necessary for survival or growth
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That's why the authorities on the mainland should try every possible way to squeeze Taiwan's political space while loosening up their grip on its lebensraum. Doing so will not only help China win over the support of ordinary Taiwanese, but also send a warning signal to the pro-independence camp.
For all the pilgrimages and hysterical hero-worshiping of the early years, it is difficult to see this prohibited area (Fuhrersperrgebiet) as "an embodiment of the idea of Lebensraum" or as "the site of mediation between the German leader and his people."
The idea was also connected to the Nazi idea of Lebensraum ("living space"), a critical tenet of Nazi ideology used to justify the conquest of Eastern Europe.
Forsthoff identified steps towards Daseinsvorsorge in Nazi infrastructure planning, which was part and parcel of war mobilization, and borrowed tropes from the geopolitical imaginary of Nazi Germany like Lebensraum. After the war, Daseinsvorsorge aimed at establishing equal living conditions within Germany.
Adolf Hitler's lebensraum, Hideki Tojo's Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, and now China's nine-dash line are clones: All three doctrines have the common goal of seizing territory by intimidation or war.
Segun el autor, la historiografia sobre la participacion de Alemania en el conflicto espanol ha visto en el aspecto ideologico la principal justificacion a la hora de explicar el apoyo aleman al bando sublevado y, posteriormente, la cercania que experimentaron dos regimenes militares en el escenario belico y de crisis internacional de 1936-1945, dandose un tratamiento critico menor a aspectos igualmente capitales en el afianzamiento de las relaciones entre el Estado nazi y la Espana franquista: la situacion de la economia alemana a la altura de 1935-1936, la interpretacion del Lebensraum o el verdadero atractivo que tenia para Alemania el establecimiento de una dictadura en Espana afin al nacionalsocialismo.
Dice que sus dos ideas rectoras eran, por un lado, el odio a los judios; por otro la idea de conquista territorial, de Lebensraum.
Mit Gemeinschaftsflachen ist eine sprachliche Perspektivierung gewahlt, die stadtischen Lebensraum nicht als unuberbaut darstellt, sondern direkt aus Sicht der Bewohner(innen) erschliefit und damit auch deren Interessen zum Ausdruck bringt.
Timothy Snyder has written about Lebensraum as the political motivation for the Holocaust, the idea that races need room to feed themselves and propagate their kind.
The intersection between a nation, its geography and its cultural self-perception can be referred to as Lebensraum, a late-19th century term which followed a rather problematic political expression in the first half of the 20th century.
Yes, it is true that like Hitler, Erdoy-an dreams of a huge living space ("lebensraum") in order to build his fanciful empire.
By letting in so many, Merkel was seeking to show that Germany is the least nationalistic country on earth and to set an example to the EU about welcoming migrants - Lebensraum in reverse.