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revised Is there evidence that communists did supply drugs to West Berlin?
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asked Is there evidence that communists did supply drugs to West Berlin?
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comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
You assume every communist leader had an absolute power and controlled everything, like Stalin. I guess after 1956 for many Eastern European party leaders it was more like balancing between social pressure, party hardliners, Soviet intervention threat, and dealing with somewhat independent security apparatus. That is assuming they were not merely figureheads.
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answered Were there any war movies made during WW2 that were well regarded by front-line American soldiers?
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comment What was the ratio of German to Soviet losses on eastern front during different stages of the war?
"fight against their motherland" - you imply that communism, and stalinism in particular, was a bearable system for the majority of Soviet citizens? Even in the early days of Barbarossa did the NKVD pull off stuff that would make the average Wehrmacht soldier believe they were fighting the devil itself - read some description of how the massacres in NKVD prisons were conducted before Germans approached. The point is - it was entirely justified for Soviet soldiers to change sides, at least before they realized Hitler's plans. Calling it "treason" feels wrong.
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asked What was the ratio of German to Soviet losses on eastern front during different stages of the war?
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comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
Also, the groups within Poland - Silesians and Kashubians were not "allowed" to acquire German citezenship but actually forced to do so. I guess in that case the pragmatism won - Wehrmacht needed those conscripts. Similar situation was with Sorbs - nazis came up with the theory that they are really Germanic people who are just speaking slavic language.
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comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
They kidnapped children who in their opinion had Germanic physical traits, becasue they assumed that a blonde with blue eyes cannot be genetically Polish. So right, Poles were not fundamentally different from Germans (very high proportion of blondes in Poland...) but the Nazis did in fact believe that they were and acted upon that conviction.
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comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
I don't even want to comment on some of your other ideas, but "these physical characteristics were not to any meaningful extent used by the Nazis in their policies" - really? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
Anixx - looks like your view of history is centered around Jews. That's why you consider antisemitism as the primary motivation of every single group (which is offensive btw), while even the nazis themselves were more pragmatic than that. Nazi leadership in the long term wanted fertile Ukrainian land. And instrumental use of Ukrainian troops or giving Ukrainian nationalists carte blanche to ethnically cleanse western Ukraine wouldn't make a difference.
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revised What are the counterarguments to calling German nazism a right-wing movement?
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