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Outstanding first-hand reporting and analysis. Thank-you for sharing:

The concept employed by Hitler and the Nazis was to encourage people to follow their feelings rather than their mind. In that vein, a combination of frightening them into a xenophobic froth, combined with encouraging nationalism and utilizing everything from Wagner opera stories to the fiction of Germans being descended from an “Arian Race, “making Germany great again”, succeeded in transforming a large enough portion of the population of the nation into like-minded animals that caused the national direction to change towards an ego-driven kleptocratic form of insanity.

In current terms, while bankrupted by the economic turndown after the end of the First World War, the Nazi government spent the equivalent of 50 billion Euros on the Zeppelin Field site. Additional large sums were spent on other infrastructure projects as well as building up a large “world-class” military in a short period of time. This was financed by large loans from banks and commercial enterprises. Documentation found after the Second World War at the finance ministry indicates that the loans were expected to be repaid with funds taken from conquered lands and confiscated assets.

- Jeff
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