Posted: Oct 10, 2019 5:01 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
Thommo wrote:
Svartalf wrote:well, Nazism was interesting in that it was deeply right wing (repressive and pro capitalist), but used lefty methods (National SOCIALIST Workers Party of Germany) to win popular support.

They used the words, not the ideas, let alone the methods. I think about the only arguably genuine bit of left wing policy they implemented was a programme of national infrastructure works which got a lot of the men back into employment in the 30s (though this was inherited from the preceding conservative government anyway, I believe).

Not only that, but it was very quickly abandoned in 1941-42 due to the escalating war, while the populace was fooled by yearly press photos of supposed road construction.
Most of the pre-war unemployment was reduced by the growing military industry.