New TED-ED Animation Provides a Case Study in How Fascists Get Democratically Elected

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Will Truman

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  1. Avatar Dark Matter says:

    They skipped the hyper inflation. Everyone lost all of their savings. Economic wrath of god.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_the_Weimar_RepublicReport

    • Avatar notme says:

      Clearly you forgot to read the disclaimer, “We must always resist the temptation to oversimplify history, especially when doing so serves our own ends. There are way too many contributing factors to Hitler’s ascendancy to squeeze into a five minute animation.”Report

      • Avatar Dark Matter says:

        Simplified to a sentence, Hitler’s rise shouldn’t mention hyper-inflation. Ditto simplified to a paragraph.

        But at 5 minutes where they go over economic problems it’s odd to skip the whole ‘oops, we destroyed the economy and everyone’s life savings’ aspect to it.Report

    • Avatar Morat20 says:

      Yeah, but that didn’t happen in Italy. So probably not a requirement, but certainly helps.Report