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Excellent points.

Actually, this diary reminded me quite a bit of what I have read about German attitudes after the second world war. This is purely from memory, but as far as I remember opinion polls in 1950 showed that a majority or large minority of West Germans saw the pre-war Nazi era as a better time to live in than the post-war era, and the nazi ideology as a good idea badly executed. (ie. the war.)

The periods actually have several similarities. Germany went through a complete collapse of the economy and central control after the second world war, the economy went to pieces due to occupation policy, leading to horrible conditions for the ones that could not take part in the "new" economy, ie the black market.

by Trond Ove on Fri Jan 12th, 2007 at 08:50:22 AM EST
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