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FTR #50 Reunited Germany: The New Danger

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Because the Nazis were anti-com­mu­nist and anti-labor, Nation­al Social­ism was viewed with great favor by many pow­er­ful polit­i­cal, indus­tri­al and finan­cial fig­ures among the vic­to­ri­ous West­ern allies. Because of this, Nazis were allowed to remain in pow­er in Ger­many (behind a rel­a­tive­ly thin demo­c­ra­t­ic facade.) After Ger­man reuni­fi­ca­tion, dis­turb­ing indi­ca­tions began to appear that Ger­many was begin­ning to return to its old ways. This series high­lights aspects of the re-emer­gence of Ger­man fas­cism includ­ing: the new Ger­man pol­i­cy of using the army (Bun­deswehr) as an inte­gral ele­ment of eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal expan­sion; the func­tion­al con­ti­nu­ity between the offi­cer corps of Hitler’s Wehrma­cht and the “new” Bun­deswehr; the Ger­man gov­ern­men­t’s revival of orga­ni­za­tions and pub­li­ca­tions banned at Nurem­berg and the par­tic­i­pa­tion of junior gov­ern­ment min­is­ters on the advi­so­ry boards of these orga­ni­za­tions; Ger­man eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal con­quest of the new­ly lib­er­at­ed nations of East­ern Europe through Ger­man cor­po­rate acqui­si­tions of those nations’ strate­gic heavy indus­try, ener­gy, trans­porta­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions indus­tries; the piv­otal Ger­man role in the desta­bi­liza­tion and break up of both Yugoslavia and Czecho­slo­va­kia; Ger­man sup­port for fas­cist polit­i­cal move­ments in neigh­bor­ing coun­tries; Ger­man gov­ern­men­tal com­plic­i­ty in recent Nazi vio­lence against “for­eign­ers” and “immi­grants;” Ger­man financ­ing and polit­i­cal sup­port for polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic auton­o­my for Ger­man minori­ties in neigh­bor­ing coun­tries; and mut­ed Ger­man threats of war against neigh­bor­ing nations who resist Ger­man eth­nic, eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal hege­mo­ny. (Record­ed in the sum­mer of 1995.)


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