This I write is a reasonable prediction for this point in time. One never really knows, but events appear to be heading in the direction of one man rule in place of a sometime fragile U. S. democracy. Therefore I provide the following synopsis:
Prior World War One, the German Republic had few friends to speak of and a small peaceful compliant European Austrian Empire, minus Serbia. It had one early and temporary ally Italy that quickly withdrew after several costly disastrous battlefield encounters which inflicted as many as 400,000 dead and missing casualties, and over 200,000 of their soldiers taken prisoner. Germany as one nation took 1.8 million killed or missing in combat situations during the four-year World War.
The totals killed during the entire war transpiring on several fronts inclusive of the Middle East as best can be determined was 12 to 15 million. This did not include the atrocity of the Armenians nor the scourge of the Spanish flu pandemic which medical experts claim was rooted by bitter trench warfare conditions contributing to from 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide. (You may look that one up)
After the German defeat in 1918 the country continued to have scant relations with others or with any allies at all and because of it the people suffered extensively. Germany had been through the bloodiest multi-trench warfare campaign the world had ever seen to included poison gas attacks and the most horrifying of battle field conditions of appalling sanitation and muddy rot in the history warfare. Moreover Germany had been blocked for four-years by the then world’s mightiest British Navy during and after the conflict* and left to their own domestic devices to survive. Immediately after the fighting was over, the allies, mainly France, Britain, and Belgium, demanded immediate reparations which included the loss of territory on three sides of its borders and the withdrawal of all colonial concessions. The nation shortly fell victim to a decade of extreme poverty and years of staggering inflation because of the aforementioned.
The German economy was slowly recovering when Hitler became chancellor. While on his dramatic climb to political prominence he promised and provided his followers hope, a better life, work programs, and industrial war productions plans and themes for the nations recovery, national pride, and ultimately revenge. Hitler’s strategy drew many of the stricken unemployed youth and disheartened veterans who became imbued with nationalism, patriotism, and racial superiority beliefs which were supported by improving opportunities and the improved times that were to lay ahead. Under these conditions and enlightenment it was only appropriate for the German public to support Hitler during the period.
(Lets not kid ourselves, Hitler was extremely popular almost to the very end)
Still Hitler required conquest and territory to further expand his political dreams and racial engineering objectives to completely consolidate power. The Nazis required a scapegoat in support of Hitler’s rhetoric. Two became paramount targets: The Communists, and the Jews. The communist goal after the war and during the worst economic times was to create a socialist Germany supported by the Kremlin. The strategy of a Red ideological highway running from Moscow through Berlin to Paris, and secondly the easiest mark which the Jewish banker class that for them promulgated the popular Nazi view of The Stab in the Back Premise, the ethnic group was the main cause for Germany’s defeat. Both targets would be eliminated or irradiated from German society. Thus the long-suffering German people would seek their revenge on these groups led by Nazism, nationalism, and the overwhelming popularity of Der Führer.
THE U. S.
The thread of similarity in all this, related to the present day of Trump and Trumpism is that the POTUS has built prosperity out of discontent during his first 18 months in office. Trump currently stands on the best domestic employment data in 19 years while business and the stock market under his purview thrive and reaches record growth, and with the anticipation of corporations will be moving back home to the U. S. to provide jobs for the American people and not to overseas foreigners working for slave wages. Accordingly it seems we are on the edge of booming times.
Presently Trump appears to be engrossed and striving for a second phase commensurate with egotistical authoritarians that is control of any hostile media reporting, and of ‘The no friends or allies part needed in a reverse theory, that we Americans can do it ourselves alone with no other countries and leaders, those other guys, the rest of the world, who are solely self-interested competitors and enemies holding us back from greatness. In other words we have been victimized and deserve a lot better than what has been dealt us in the past. The nation should become energized and enhanced into a greater more formidable power than it is through patriotic nationalism than ever before, by simply playing hardball with the world order.
As President Trump would state: “America First, we stand alone among foreign antagonists, the outside world of deceptive trade partners, and other looting thieves who have been living off American stupidity and taking advantages of our generosity, having been handed down to them by America’s incompetent politicians and leaders. Most recently former President Obama, the Democrats, and those too long in control of our lives; yes, those weak ‘bleeding heart liberals’ as well as our own members of the GOP, the RINOs who are threatening and positioning themselves along side my internal and external enemies”.
Of course, as Trump would say, and I paraphrase out president again. “These existential obstructionist must be watched by our forward-looking progressive team of Pence, Pompeo, and Bolton in order to protect ourselves. The opposition must be kept in check largely under my guidance and administration. I am your voice, remember, and desire, desire, no, not Stormy, I merely mean a second term… or more!” Thus the dictatorial dreams of Donald Trump.
Will Trump succeed with the three powerful supporters that he has in his pocket; Wall Street, they love him; the miliary, they like him, the Israel Zionists, they love him. Or will the independent democratic voters of America?
All the Best.
* The naval blockade continued to facilitate reparations.