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I believe that the underlying intention of the High command was never to close the kursk salient with 2 pincers. This has been lauded as gospel for ages and ages and stands in the way of Mansteins thinking. I believe that the Soviet High command make a key strategic error when they positioned the bulk of their armour too close to the Northern pincer. The ...


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Although the Soviet propagandist film "Alexander Parkhomenko" issued in 1942 is setted during the World War I, a German officer of the Keiser's army in the film expresses some similar ideas. For instance, he says that inevitably the people will starve on the occupied territory, but this is not bad, because Germany does not need the population, but rather ...


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I'm actually not sure about the premise of the question. The main safeguard isn't Constitutional in the first place, but simply the memory of people who experienced the dictatorships. As far as Constitutional guarantees go, the Grundgesetz is actually fairly weak compared with the US Constitution. The main safeguard is a separation of powers, mostly modeled ...



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