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Will Germany Have a Fourth Reich?

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The title of a recent Der Spiegel article is telling: “‘The Fourth Reich’: What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany” (March 23, 2013). The article’s author observed “Following World War II, a German return to dominance in Europe seemed an impossibility. But the euro crisis has transformed the country into a reluctant hegemon and comparisons with the Nazis have become rampant” (ibid.). The author continued “People have even begun talking about the ‘Fourth Reich,’ a reference to the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler. That may sound absurd given that today’s Germany is a successful democracy without a trace of national-socialism—and that no one would actually associate Merkel with Nazism. But further reflection on the word ‘Reich,’ or empire, may not be entirely out of place. The term refers to a dominion, with a central power exerting control over many different peoples. According to this definition, would it be wrong to speak of a German Reich in the economic realm?” (ibid.). The author finishes by noting that Germany is not a military or political “Reich” (ibid.). 

However, Bible prophecy notes this last condition will change… Germany will once again lead Europe as a political and military force. For years, Tomorrow’s World and its predecessor The World Tomorrow have forecast (based upon Bible prophecy) that a Fourth Reich will come! And now even the German popular press is using the phrase.

For more information on Germany’s amazing future, read our 2007 article “Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich?