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What did Hitler, from Germany in 1937, and general Chang from Star Trek, mean when they asked for breathing room?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (18393points) 1 month ago

Can you explain what breathing room is?

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Zaku's avatar

They mean they want their fascist leadership to have the support of murderous racists who feel metaphorically suffocated and stifled by having the “others” they vilify in their communities.

ragingloli's avatar

They mean the acquisition of territory and resources for them to exploit and populate.

Jeruba's avatar

If you mean Lebensraum, it was living space, not breathing room. Hitler wanted to expand, widen his geographic boundaries into territory that belonged to others, as @ragingloli says. Believing that the German people were a superior race, he thought they were entitled. And of course this idea played out in ways other than geographic.

I don’t know anything about the fictitious general, but the concept is not dead, even if it persists in different ways and on a smaller scale.

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