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Well - people forget that in fascism corporatocracy comes first. Militarism and a cult of physical violence are optional. (Although very popular.)

Nazism was very much a corporate creation, funded by financial and industrial interests in Germany and the US. Without that funding, Hitler would have remained an eccentric extremist.

Of course, some industrialists - Thyssen particularly - discovered trying to buy a creature like Hitler was an expensive mistake.

Other backers did quite well out of WWII.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 at 09:39:25 AM EST
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