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  •  Why would you attribute the use of slave labor (4+ / 0-)
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    to the power of the corporatists as opposed to that of the totalitarian state? The use of slave labor was a function of the the state's control of the economy for it's own purposes. Corporations, as with every other aspect of German society, were "coordinated" under the central authority of the Fuhrer principle.

    The corporatists proved no more capable of resisting this principle than the General Staff of the Wehrmacht.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:41:03 PM PDT

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    •  Except of course (6+ / 0-)

      that Hitler wiped out the socialist wing of the party entirely as a favor to the corporatists.  He certainly wasn't in hurry to nationalize their interests.  It was in fact a very cooperative relationship he had with them.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 03:10:23 PM PDT

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      •  I should've added to the second sentence (2+ / 0-)
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        something to the effect of "let alone Long Knive them."

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 03:12:45 PM PDT

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        •  While the corporatist disliked Roehm and the SA (3+ / 0-)
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          most historians take the view that Hitler was acting to shore up his fragile alliance with the Reichswehr. It was Rohm's insistence that the army be absorbed into the SA to form a so-called "peoples army" under his personal control that led to his murder and that of his supporters.

          While Rohm was given to "left wing" rhetoric, whether this was more than a means of achieving personal power is problematic. Certainly Rohm raised no objection earlier when Gregor Strasser was forced to resign all his NSDAP offices and his supporters were expelled from their posts.

          Yes Hitler took the opportunity afforded by the so-called "Rohm Putsch" to eliminate Strasser but he also eliminated numerous other political enemies and potential rivals, such as the former Chancellor Kurt Von Schleicher, who could hardly be described as left wing and whose deaths in no way served the interests of the corporatists.

          Nothing human is alien to me.

          by WB Reeves on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 04:15:45 PM PDT

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      •  You can control the corporations (3+ / 0-)

        and kill the socialists. Those aren't mutually exclusive.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 04:36:39 PM PDT

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