cityofmist (cityofmist) wrote in linguaphiles,

Question of German/history/German history

When referring to the agreement between political parties during the First World War, which term is preferable: Burgfriede or Burgfrieden? It’s coming up a lot in my essays and I want to get it right (or at least choose one and use it consistently). Since I’m the only German student in my history class, everyone seems to think it’s my job to figure out which one.

If anyone speaks German but doesn’t know this particular term, it refers to an agreement between German political parties to put aside their differences and give full support to the war effort, and literally means ‘fortress peace’. So if one of Friede and Frieden is better to use in the sense of ‘a peace agreement between adversaries’, any help there would be appreciated.
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