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I've heard about that. They welcomed the Nazis as liberators until they had about a week of Nazi rule.

Then became among the fiercest scorched earthers.
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Sucks to be an untermensch. Funny thing is that as stupid as it was for H. to invade Russia, everything he did mitigated against pulling it out of the fire. I recently finished yet another Hitler Bio by Kershaw and he went into some detail about the decision to invade. Basically, H. believed that he did not have time to wait, that Russia was arming and that he would be facing the USA and UK so he struck hoping to knock them off in a couple of months. It actually looked like he might but Goering sucked so the rest is history. Thing is he could have motivated the population, if only they weren't slavs.

Thing is that if he only (only ... funny) wanted world domination and didn't act like a nazi hating everybody and all, he could, maybe have pulled it off. Remember that it was Germany that declared war on the US. Dunno. For it to have turned out differently they would have had to have behaved differently but then they would not have been nazis and then and then etc.

Or H. could have been more devious and not believed his own bullshit. But but but
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Imagine if on December 8 1941 Nazi Germany had unilaterally declared war on Japan? It's not like they had scruples about breaking alliances. Or would have to send troops.

I can't see FDR cooperating with Hitler, but it might have prevented the USA getting involved in Europe at least for a while. Might even have stopped lend-lease.
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If only he liked jews he might have had the bomb (or der bomb as they called it)
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Maybe there's something about a desire for world domination that gets in the way of being rational in a general way? :)
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Could be. Imagine if i had a whole country giving the "ed" salute and yelling "heil ed" all the the time. I could see how your head might get turned.
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I just figure somebody would have done it by now.
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From what I read: the Nazi regime was far from monolithic, with fierce competition (and backstabbing) to get H.'s ear and resources. Industry, Party, army, SS, Gestapo, allied regimes, all had their own objectives.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Yeah, but we didn't actually get to kill the professor ourselves, then dismember his body and go into the next room and rape his daughter.
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Witness wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:55 am
From what I read: the Nazi regime was far from monolithic, with fierce competition (and backstabbing) to get H.'s ear and resources. Industry, Party, army, SS, Gestapo, allied regimes, all had their own objectives.

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Thats my understanding too. They even had a name for it, which I naturally forget. Something "up".
Nothing was ever clear so people had to do what they thought the fuhrer wanted. He never strictly delegated so power blocks were difficult to form. Highly disfunctional but, I guess, effective.
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Witness wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:55 am
From what I read: the Nazi regime was far from monolithic, with fierce competition (and backstabbing) to get H.'s ear and resources. Industry, Party, army, SS, Gestapo, allied regimes, all had their own objectives.

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Fucking alcohol abuse! Damned Commie!!

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