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View Poll Results: Critique of Episode 40
10 out of 10: Near Perfect... 17 34.69%
9 out of 10: Excellent... 9 18.37%
8 out of 10: Very Good... 10 20.41%
7 out of 10: Good... 5 10.20%
6 out of 10: Average... 3 6.12%
5 out of 10: Below Average... 2 4.08%
4 out of 10: Poor... 2 4.08%
3 out of 10: Bad... 0 0%
2 out of 10: Very Bad... 1 2.04%
1 out of 10: Torturous... 0 0%
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Old 2012-07-24, 06:31   Link #241
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Reich means republic.
Wait... what?!?!?!

There is so much wrong with that I don't know where to start...

I don't know where you heard that from, but Reich most definitely does not mean "republic." It means roughly "empire" or more loosely "realm." Nazi Germany called itself the "Third Reich," whereas the Weimar Republic that emerged from the German Empire (aka "Second Reich") after WW1 was the first true republic in Germany's history, because Hitler wanted to recreate that sense of glory the Weimar Republic most definitely did not have thanks to the Versailles Treaty. Case in point, Hitler's appointed successor was given the rank "Reichsmarschall," which has pretty much three accepted translations: "Imperial Marshal," "Grand Marshal," or, my personal favorite, "Marshal of the Realm." And for the curious, the "First Reich" is the Holy Roman Empire.
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Old 2012-07-24, 06:45   Link #242
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Wait... what?!?!?!

There is so much wrong with that I don't know where to start...

I don't know where you heard that from, but Reich most definitely does not mean "republic." It means roughly "empire" or more loosely "realm." Nazi Germany called itself the "Third Reich," whereas the Weimar Republic that emerged from the German Empire (aka "Second Reich") after WW1, because Hitler wanted to recreate that sense of glory the Weimar Republic most definitely did not have. Case in point, Hitler's appointed successor was given the rank "Reichsmarschall," which has pretty much three accepted translations: "Imperial Marshal," "Grand Marshal," or, my personal favorite, "Marshal of the Realm." And for the curious, the "First Reich" is the Holy Roman Empire.
The term "Reich" does not always connote an empire; the official name of Germany remained "Deutsches Reich" during the Weimar period.
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Old 2012-07-24, 06:58   Link #243
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The term "Reich" does not always connote an empire; the official name of Germany remained "Deutsches Reich" during the Weimar period.
I know. Which is why I mentioned the "realm" part of the translation, too. My point is that it doesn't mean "republic." Besides, if you want to be that technical, the official name of Nazi Germany was "Gro▀deutsches Reich."
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