starman2003 wrote:Of course it is. Why do you think a regime elite is willing to be coercive when need be? They strongly believe their ideology and program is right.
Anyhow exactly does thsis differentiate them from any other government form?
starman2003 wrote:No, the nazis rose to power because the depression induced people to support them. They relied on the ballot not an armed coup, and they enjoyed very substantial support.
Substantial support but not majority they need for the enabling act was only passed through armed thuggery. They would not allow free and fare elections, Their government dictatorship was only achieved and maintained by violence, and thuggery.
starman2003 wrote:The nazis were enthusiastically supported by the bulk of Germans.
Based on what? there was not free expression.
starman2003 wrote: Goering helped with rearmament even if he wasn't a capable warrior. You don't overrun half a continent with nonentities. Military leadership was brilliant. The regime saw the worth of Doenitz, Guderian and Manstein.
you'd be surprised how often successful armies had dunces. Napoleon overran Europe with Murat. German high command was populated with yes men. The administration was riddled with cronies and corruption. Goering was a poor military leader and administrator (if so far as he showed talent it was politics). My argument isn't the all Nazi appointments were dunces. Certainly the Military made most of it's own appointments the German army wasn't totally nazified, , The top German high command appointed by the Nazis were yes men (Brauchitsch, Jodl, ) The administration (the Gaultilers) and the Nazi party itself was generally corrupt throughout.
The Nazis generally appointed yes men or cronies, they were generally corrupt they relied on thugs, and they repelled most the top scientists.