Monday, March 21, 2022

Historical parallels

Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Party assumed power in Germany in 1933, managed to tie in to international capital and quickly rebuilt the economy using re-armament as a major economic stimulus.

Before the end of the decade, Germans had regained a sense of purpose, lost after the debacle of WWI and subsequent economic collapse. Adolf Hitler became their hero.

Vladimir Putin took over a Russia that had been run into the ground following the collapse of the Soviet Union and has, over the last 20 years, been busy building a formidable military machine.

At the same time, the Western Empire, led by the US, under the flag of NATO, has been closing in on Putin's Russia.

After a long buildup of tensions, on February 24, 2022, physical hostilities erupted following a long period of planning.

Hitler started out by claiming German ownership of Sudetenland because of its German population.

Putin makes the same claim for Crimea and Eastern Ukraine because of their Russian populations.

One can only hope that the pattern does not continue ...

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