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Response to Hortensis (Reply #117)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 11:47 AM

120. Again, that's a false talking point. The contemporary socialists were not fooled..

 

..they “refused to take the bait. The vast majority voted for the Communist or Social Democratic parties.”

The Nazis secured their power with help from industry and business who saw the Nazis as protecting them from organized labor.

Re-pasting this paragraph because you seem not to have read my reply.

For their part, businesses welcomed the Nazis' promises to suppress the left. On 20 February 1933, Hitler and Goering met with a large group of industrialists when Hitler declared that democracy and business were incompatible and that the workers needed to be dragged away from socialism. He promised bold action to protect their businesses and property from communism. The industrialists - including leading figures from I.G. Farben, Hoesch, Krupp, Siemens, Allianz and other senior mining and manufacturing groups - then contributed more than two million Reichsmarks to the Nazi election fund, with Goering tellingly suggesting that this would probably be the last election for a hundred years. Business leadership happily jettisoned democracy to rid Germany of socialism and to smash organised labour

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