Anti-German sentiment

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Anti-German sentiment (also known as Anti-Germanism, Germanophobia or Teutophobia) is opposition to or fear of Germany, its inhabitants, its culture, or its language.[2] Its opposite is Germanophilia.

Destroy this mad bruteU.S. WWI propaganda poster (Harry R. Hopps; 1917). This poster was released in 1917 by Harry Ryle Hopps, portraying Germany as a gorilla invading the United States, having conquered continental Europe.[1]
Anti-German propaganda cartoon from Australia, Norman Lindsay, between 1914 and 1918

Anti-German sentiment largely developed in response to the mid-19th-century unification of Germany, which made the new nation a rival of the great powers of Europe on economic, cultural, geopolitical, and military grounds. However, atrocity propaganda during World War I and Nazi war crimes during World War II have greatly strengthened anti-German sentiment.