If Hitler had never been born how would history differ?

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If Hitler had never been born how would history differ?

Postby Alan McDougall on May 19th, 2017, 12:22 pm 

If Hitler had never been born how would history differ?
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Re: If Hitler had never been born how would history differ?

Postby someguy1 on May 19th, 2017, 1:19 pm 

You can never prove or know a counterfactual. One could argue that absent Hitler, Stalin would have overrun Europe and the USSR would rule the world by now. Who can say?
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Re: If Hitler had never been born how would history differ?

Postby -1- on October 16th, 2018, 1:55 am 

Adolf Hitler did to economics what Albert Einstein did to physics. Without Hitler we would be still suffering, as societies around the globe, of economic overproduction crises.

The United States fully adopted Hitler's method of preventing overproduction crises, and still practices that method to this day. The method is to pump up employment in non-productive sectors of the economy. That non-productive sector is, of course, the military.

This same method did not work for the communist economies. In the Soviet Union, in the satellite countries, production crises were prevented by a huge bureaucracy, red tape, and signing everything in triplicates. Full employment while production stagnated.

The USA has made good use of the pattern of Hitler's Germany, while the USA has also refined the process of channeling skilled labour in-and-out of the military, as required by the current economic indicators at any time. If there is danger of an overproduction crisis, the troops are called in and the USA bombs a country; when the danger passes, they call the troops back, and employ the highly, very highly, skilled labour force to be released back into the wild, I mean, into the wild and working economy of the USA.

Maybe in Communist countries the problem was the immovability of the labour force: once they were tied up in positions of administrators of red tape, they stayed there, and could not be mobilized as producers.

I still could have done without Hitler, believe you me, but this patter was established by him: reduce the impact of overproduction by shifting the labour force into the military. And the USA has refined this process by making the shift two-way, always according to how the economy has required it.
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