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Earlier in the 20th century in Germany Goebbels was very fond of this practice. He invented terms like Reichskristallnacht.

After WWII was over that practice good a bad reputation in Germany. The same wasn't true in the US and in the UK. Their propagandists didn't lose so there was no reason to stop with that practice.






Goebbels was very fond of this practice. He invented terms like Reichskristallnacht.

Do you happen to know a reference for this? According to the wikipedia article (which does not cite its source), "the prefix Reichs- (imperial) was later added (Reichskristallnacht) as a sardonic comment on the Nazis' propensity to add this prefix to various terms and titles like Reichsführer-SS or Reichsmarschall."
The same wasn't true in the US and in the UK. Their propagandists didn't lose so there was no reason to stop with that practice.

If this is the main reason, shouldn't we see the same practice in other allied nations, such as France?
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