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ADDENDUM: Why Hitler started WW2
« on: April 08, 2021, 08:28:51 AM »
I suggest you actually watch the  whole thing. Great reference to Thomas Sowell at the  15 minute  mark and  a  perfect explanation of what  inflation actually  is between 19:45 and 22:00.


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Re: ADDENDUM: Why Hitler started WW2
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 11:20:49 AM »
Hitler started the war because he thought he would win.  And he was a megalomaniac who loved power.
There were many reasons -from revenge for the loss in the last war, the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty, the feeling that Germany SHOULD be the power in Europe, etc.
Bluntly speaking economic reasons were not likely the most important to Hitler.  A factor, yes but not the critical factor.

I have been reading and researching WW2 for 50 years; I was fascinated at age 10 when my father showed me the scars on his back from when he was wounded during the Battle for Cherbourg.  From that point on I tried to read every book I could at the library about it. And as I grew older I haunted University Libraries and City Libraries wherever I happened to live at the time. The major bookstores found me looking at their non fiction historical section at least monthly.

Probably have 200 books on the Second World War.

During the late 60's through the 70's there were a spate of revisionist books making rather outrageous claims (the ones where Roosevelt knew the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor being only the most ridiculous)

The US refusing to declassify many documents from WW2 until the 80's and later was a problem; a lot of vital information was denied historians. And of course it was as usual the typical government stupidity behind it.

Sort of like the Army claiming the MI Abrams only has a top speed of 45MPH when EVERYONE knows that is BS.  That was the kind of thing with declassifying anything to do with MAGIC in WW2. Nuts Tora Tora Tora put it out there for everyone to see in the Movies in 1970 as did several major books from very respected authors and the US Navy STILL tried to deny MAGIC publicly.   

   

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Re: ADDENDUM: Why Hitler started WW2
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 11:36:39 AM »
Hitler started the war because he thought he would win.  And he was a megalomaniac who loved power.
There were many reasons -from revenge for the loss in the last war, the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty, the feeling that Germany SHOULD be the power in Europe, etc.
Bluntly speaking economic reasons were not likely the most important to Hitler.  A factor, yes but not the critical factor.
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So, you didn't watch the hour plus revisionist dude, who tries assumes the entire world thinks the SAME, has similar values & goals...?     :biggrin:

I cannot explain, barely describe, the conversations I had with a Hitler Youth (an adult, her son & I were good friends, he was my best man when I got married).   Nothing like a 3rd world country, she was SO PROUD of Hitler, and was singing his praises in the '70s, like he was still alive, and German was just on the cusp of rising again.  She was THERE, lived it, remained there, till she married - and was dragged out of there, reluctantly.  Such pride in a nation - I've never, ever witnessed in America.

The strong support for Germany in America before and after Pearl Harbor, gets glossed over - unless you're familiar with, or come from areas of the country where German is spoken like it's the native language.  I told my kids, "Learn German, forget Spanish & French - German is the language of the Engineer" - 'cause I grew up around them.

I honestly don't know how to describe those people, if it's genetic, work ethic, national pride - but, they got/had something I doubt any other nation on earth ever had - and they're not all atheists'!
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