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  • Jan Boehmermann (2439 posts)
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    How Hitler Came to Power

    BuySellTrade, NVBirdlady, VoiceOfReason and 8 othersmadfloridian, Enthusiast, PADemD, Live and Learn, Arctic Dave, 7wo7rees, Cleita, polly7 like this

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  • Cleita (1873 posts)
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    1. Thanks and good that the narrator states Hitler was not elected but

    appointed as many would have you believe.

    • FanBoy (6289 posts)
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      5. Just recently learned also that Japan was under government-instituted

      deep austerity — the Showa depression — (which had been preceded by a bank crisis/recession in 1927):

      http://www.grips.ac.jp/teacher/oono/hp/lecture_J/lec09.htm

      Japan experienced the deepest economic downturn in modern history during 1930-32. This should not be confused with the banking crisis of 1927 (previous lecture).

      There were two causes of this depression.

      (1) Internally, the Minsei Party government (July 1929-April 1931, with prime minister Osachi Hamaguchi, finance minister Junnosuke Inoue, and foreign minister Kijuro Shidehara) deliberately adopted a deflationary policy in order to eliminate weak banks and firms and to prepare the nation for the return to the prewar gold parity (fixed exchange rate with real appreciation). The policy of deflation and return to gold was strongly advocated and implemented by finance minister Inoue.(2) Externally, Black Thursday (Wall Street crash) of October 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression in the world economy had a severe negative impact on the Japanese economy.

      http://www.grips.ac.jp/teacher/oono/hp/lecture_J/lec09.htm

      and interestingly, austerity was a feature of Weimar as well.

      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-13/one-hundred-years-of-austerity

      • jwirr (2805 posts)
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        9. The Great Depression was world wide and both Japan and Germany were

        under an austerity plan that left them all but starving. It didn’t work back then either.

  • Live and Learn (1506 posts)
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    2. Thanks, you've given me some shows worth watching tonight.

  • Live and Learn (1506 posts)
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    3. Holy crap, listen to this part:

    “Hitler took advantage of the people’s anger offering them convenient scapegoats and a promise to restore Germany’s former greatness (Make Germany Great Again?).
    Mainstream parties proved unable to handle the crisis while left-wing opposition was too fragmented by internal struggles (Is that where we are today?).”

    I see some parallels happening with us today.

    • Enthusiast (5979 posts)
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      4. Don't worry. It can't happen here.

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
      • VoiceOfReason (954 posts)
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        6. Surely yo're joking?

        Right?

        And I never called you Shirley.

         

        "Men who do evil brilliantly are often admired"  Voltaire BERN BABY BERN!!  War is madness!
    • VoiceOfReason (954 posts)
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      7. "freedom of the press was abolished"

      Sound familiar?  “Fake news”.

      "Men who do evil brilliantly are often admired"  Voltaire BERN BABY BERN!!  War is madness!
    • FanBoy (6289 posts)
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      8. the left was fragmented by the ptb — many techniques, from outright

      suppression, to dispersion through various means (sponsored front groups to dissolve solidarity, cooptation of labor, funding with conditions, etc)

      what remains of the left is a cacophony of competing small voices dominated by coopted lackies of the ptb — this far and no further who will waste your time with activities designed to accomplish nothing or feel good crap with the same purpose

    • jwirr (2805 posts)
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      10. Sounds very much like today.