Karson Fett wrote:
HA! But you know in World War 2 The Germans were Nationalist, which means that they were all about making their country better, they where not communist like some people think.
ummm...... Nationalist or Nationalism just means fervent or narrow minded patriotism, and is a term a lot of totalitarian regimes throw around. Look it up.
Nazi German ran on a Dictatorship. Hitler manipulated the masses and their terrible conditions in post-WWI and Great Depression Germany to forward himself and his 'Nazi Party' into power. He essentially used gang tactics combined with his powerful charismatic talents.
He tried to seize power in the 'Revolution of 1923,' failed and was imprisoned. While in the can, he wrote 'Mein Kampf.' The book outlined his theories and political aims. It gave the German people targets to aim all their frustrations for the terrible economic situation, the defeat in WWI, and gave them a measure of hope. The targets were primarily the Jews and Communism *which is ironic, since his political organization that he founded soon after release from prison he called 'The National Socialist German Workers.' Socialism being the foundation of communism, and directly targeting the poor 'workers' for his base, must as the Russian Communist Revolution did.*
In 1933/34, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. Here's where the 'gang tactics' came into play. He outlawed all political parties other then his own, arrested any political opponents to his power or programs, vastly expanded the powers of his office, and murdered in the famous 'Night of the Long Knives' all members of his own party who might challenge him.
The point to my history lesson there is that it's little different to the Communist Russians. You have a political party controlling every aspect of an entire nation's day to day life *Communist party in Russia, Nazi party in Germany,* you have a dictatorial leader controlling said party *Hitler of course in Germany, Stalin in Russia,* and you have populace who is subordinate to the will of the government.
And keep in mind, Russia and Germany were allies up until the Nazis broke the treaty and invaded Russia in June of '42. They co-opted the invasion of Poland, and Russia invaded *but failed to conquer* Finland at about the same time.
Point is, there's not a lot of difference between the two, despite the fact they hated each others guts
Karson Fett wrote:
And their where transport and combat vehicles that were VWs, along with Mercedez. And did you know that the Panzers and Tiger/Panther tanks where designed by Freudian (spelling) Porsche!
uhhhh......yes, i'm aware of that.......but who cares? What bearing is there on the discussion that VW's and Mercedes vehicles were used? If this is going back to the 'Hitler "invented the VW" thing again, recheck my post reminding you that he wasn't exactly on the design team.
And yes, I'm also aware that the Porsche firm was involved with the production of some German tanks. However, they generally offered failed designs or were outclassed by the competing Henschel, Krupp, and MAN companies. However, Germany had a complicated system of using several company per vehicle, with one making the engine, another making the chase, and some other group producing the turret sometimes. The selection varried depending on the company's design and on their political favor. If I recall, Porsche was close to Hitler for a time, and was one of the primary reasons they kept getting requested for contract bids, but they fell from favor for some reason around the time of the King Tiger contract, on which they had a turret concept that was initially accepted. Only 50 of the turrets were used before getting replaced with the blocky'er looking Henschel design.
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