Photo Gallery: Germany's Power in Europe
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Power in Europe

'The Fourth Reich' What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

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. Are they fair? By SPIEGEL Staff