UK Sam15 wrote:Can I firstly say that Nazis are in no way stupid. At all.
If anything, they're one of the few political systems that have actually got the country out of a mess and pulled their weight to sort the country out. They also managed to control industry properly and allow it to thrive.
The only reason the Communist China is growing in GDP at the moment is due to the free market. The high demand for consumer products from companies such as Apple means that they need thousands of people to assemble their products. Luckily, China has thousands of unemployed who they can use to create their products. If it wasn't for the high demand and the millions of employed in the west, China would be in an absolute s***-hole at the moment, all courtesy of the Communist government!
Long story short, Right wing > Left wing.
Typical right wing bullshit. The Nazi economy was far closer to being socialist than to being capitalist. It was a corporatist mixture of the two, but it was not a libertarian free market system like you make it out to be.
Fun fact: the country that completely steamrolled Nazi Germany, which just a generation ago was 80% illiterate, with a share of world industrial output in 1913 of 1.7% (compared to 20% for the USA and 18% for Britain), reduced to just 4% of that already minuscule 1.7% by WW1 and the Civil War, had a command economy antithetical to free market principles:
The adventure led from the illiteracy to literacy, from the NEP to socialism, from archaic agriculture to collective cultivation, from a rural society to a predominately urban community, from general ignorance of the machine to social mastery of modern technology.
Between the poverty stricken year of 1924, when Lenin died, and the relatively abundant year of 1940, the cultivated area of USSR expanded by 74 percent; grain crops increased 11 percent; coal production was multiplied by 10; steel output by 18; engineering and metal industries by 150; total national income by 10; industrial output by 24; annual capital investment by 57. During the First Five-year Plan, 51 billion rubles were invested; during the Second, 114; and during the Third, 192. Factory and office workers grew from 7,300,000 to 30,800,000 and school and college students from 7,900,000 to 36,600,000. Between 1913 and 1940, oil production increased from nine to 35 million tons; coal from 29 to 164; pig iron from 4 to 15; steel from 4 to 18; machine tools from 1000 to 48,000 units, tractors from 0 to over 500,000; harvestor combines from 0 to 153,500; electrical power output from two billion kWh to 50 billion; and the value of industrial output from 11 billion rubles to more than 100 billion by 1938. If the estimated volume of total industrial production in 1913 be taken as 100, the corresponding indices for 1938 are 93.2 for France; 113.3 for England, 120 United States; 131.6 for Germany, and 908.8 for the Soviet Union.
Schuman, Frederick L. Soviet Politics. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1946, p. 212
The Soviets attained under Stalin's rule the first place in the world in regard to tractors, machines, and motor trucks; the second as to electric power. Russia, 20 years ago the least mechanized country, has become the foremost.... In the same decade between 1929 in 1939, in which the production of all other countries barely mounted, while even dropping in some, Soviet production was multiplied by 4. The national income mounted between 1913 in 1938 from 21 to 105 billion rubles. The income of the individual citizen was increased by 370% in the last eight years--with only irrelevant income taxes and reasonable social security contributions imposed upon them--while it dropped almost everywhere else in the world.
Ludwig, Emil, Stalin. New York, New York: G. P. Putnam's sons, 1942, p. 129When we consider Stalin's facts and figures, it becomes clear that we are witnessing the most concentrated economic advance ever recorded--greater even than those of the Industrial Revolution. Within 10 years a primarily feudal society had been changed into an industrialized one. And for the first time in history such an advance was due not to capitalism but to socialism.
Cameron, Kenneth Neill. Stalin, Man of Contradiction. Toronto: NC Press, c1987, p. 75