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what is third reading of a bill being discussed and what about First and second?

edited March 2016 in Polity & Governance
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  • Hello @anubhav Ji, kindly mention the source of your Q.

    'Reaching' - What the hell is that supposed to mean?
  • You meant to say "Third Reich", right?
  • @Soldier I think he meant third reading

    Third Reading:
    At this stage the debate is confined to arguments either in support or rejection of the Bill without referring to the details thereof further than that are absolutely necessary. Only formal, verbal or consequential amendments are allowed to be moved at this stage. In passing an ordinary Bill, a simple majority of members present and voting is necessary. But in the case of a Bill to amend the Constitution, a majority of the total membership of the House and a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting is required in each House of Parliament.

  • ^^ Ah, I see - REICH. :)

    In that case, here we go:
    The German word 'Reich' means 'Empire', although it can also be translated as government. In 1930's Germany the Nazi party identified their rule as a third Reich, and in doing so gave English speakers around the world a new, and wholly negative, connotation to the word. Some people are surprised to find that the concept, and use, of three Reich's is not a solely Nazi idea, but a common component of German historiography.

    The First Reich: The Holy Roman Empire (800/962 - 1806)
    Although the name dates to the twelfth century reign of Frederick Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Empire was created over 300 years earlier. In 800 AD Charlemagne was crowned emperor of a territory which covered much of western and central Europe; this created an institution that would remain, in one form or another, for over a thousand years. The Empire was reinvigorated by Otto I in the tenth century, and his imperial coronation in 962 has also been used to define the start of both the Holy Roman Empire, and the First Reich. By this stage Charlemagne's empire had been divided, and the remainder was based around a set of core territories, occupying much the same area as modern Germany.

    The geography, politics and strength of this empire continued to fluctuate massively over the next 800 years, but the imperial ideal, and the German heartland, remained.

    In 1806 the Empire was abolished by the then Emperor Francis II, partly as a response to the Napoleonic threat. Allowing for the difficulties in summarizing the Holy Roman Empire - which parts of a fluid thousand year history do you select? - it was generally a loose confederation of many smaller, almost independent, territories, with little desire to vastly expand across Europe.

    The Second Reich: The German Empire (1871 - 1918)
    The dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, combined with a growing feeling of German nationalism, led to repeated attempts at unifying the multitude of German territories, before a single state was created almost solely by the will of Otto von Bismarck. Between 1862 and 1871 this great Prussian politician used a combination of persuasion, strategy, skill and outright warfare to create a German Empire dominated by Prussia, and ruled by the Kaiser. This new state, the Kaiserreich, grew to dominate European politics at the close of the 19th, and start of the 20th, century. In 1918, after defeat in the Great War, a popular revolution forced the Kaiser into abdication and exile; a republic was then declared. The German Empire was the largely the opposite of the Holy Roman, despite having the Kaiser as a similar imperial figurehead: a centralized and authoritarian state which, after the dismissal of Bismarck in 1890, maintained an aggressive foreign policy.

    The Third Reich: Nazi Germany (1933 - 1945)
    In 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of the German State. Dictatorial powers and sweeping changes soon followed, as democracy disappeared and the country militarized. The Third Reich was to have been a vastly extended German Empire, expunged of minorities and lasting for a thousand years, but it was removed in 1945 by a combined force of allied nations, which included Britain, France, Russia and the US. The Nazi state proved to be dictatorial and expansionist, with goals of ethnic 'purity' that formed a stark contrast to the First Reich's broad assortment of peoples and places.


  • @balthesar - Yeah, you're probably right.

    I didn't see this thread is in Polity section. Damn!
    I put up the whole Nazi Reich details in my previous comment.

    To err is human. :)
  • Balthesar thank you for your reply and understanding the error
  • When bill is too much and u read it 3 times to believe and wait for ur friends to dutch
    hey bro
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