Originally Posted by ReddyRedWolf
Reich means republic.
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.