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20th May '18 5:32:05 AM Saveelich
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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- Nazi Germany's infamous campaign of industrial murder that gave rise to the word "genocide".

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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- Nazi Germany's infamous campaign of industrial industrialized murder that gave rise to the word "genocide".
20th May '18 5:31:41 AM Saveelich
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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- What Nazi Germany is most infamously known for, giving rise to the word "genocide".

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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- What Nazi Germany is most infamously known for, giving Germany's infamous campaign of industrial murder that gave rise to the word "genocide".
26th Apr '18 2:35:45 PM Dravencour
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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- The campaign of genocide that Nazi Germany is most infamously known for.

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* UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- The campaign of genocide that What Nazi Germany is most infamously known for.for, giving rise to the word "genocide".
25th Apr '18 7:58:37 PM HandelSmit
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Between 1933 and 1945, Germany's policies were dominated by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.[[note]]"Nazi" is the phonetic pronunciation of the first two syllables of the party's full name, ''Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei'', "National Socialist German Workers' Party" in English. Then, as now, this was seen as an annoyingly long party name. It was intended to sound vague and all-inclusive by combining key words from across the political spectrum (successfully so, by the way - considering its electoral makeup at least in the 1930s, it was the first genuine catch all-party in Germany). To a German living at the time, the name would have sounded like a bunch of people calling themselves "right-wing left-wingers".[[/note]][[note]]It was also a bit of a cruel joke; the shortening was partly by analogy with ''Sozi'', the then-popular abbreviation for the ''Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands'', i.e. the Social Democratic Party of Germany -- who were and remain your standard nonviolent center-left party. They are [[UsefulNotes/PoliticiansAndPartiesOfGermany still around]] and are one of the major German parties, but hardly anyone calls them "Sozis" anymore.[[/note]][[note]]What was even worse (for the Nazis) was that German-speakers stereotypically called out-of-touch country bumpkins "Ignatz", much like Americans might call rednecks "Cletus" or "Billy-Bob". The short form of "Ignatz" was "Nazi".[[/note]] The party and the country it ruled are best remembered for being fanatically racist (even by the standards of the 1930s, their views were still slightly unusual). They despised Communists, Socialists, Slavs, Africans, Asians, and some other European ethnic groups in that order. [[note]] Interestingly, since there were far fewer black Africans in Europe at the time than Jews or Slavs, direct Nazi persecution against them was less frequent and not always consistently enforced. See the unique case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi Hans Massaquoi]] for one example[[/note]] However they had a special hatred for Jews despite their European heritage, because their ConspiracyTheorist roots led them to consider Jews the BigBad behind the non-racial and non-national ideologies of Communism and Socialism.[[note]]Hitler drew a lot of inspiration from ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'', which infamously cast the Jews as TheManBehindTheMan in regards to Communism, and is suspected to have originated from the twilight years of Tsarist Russia.[[/note]] These posed an existential threat to Racism and Nationalism. The ultimate goal of the Nazis was the complete extermination of these "inferior races"; in the case of Eastern Europe, the plan was to replace them with German settlers as a medium-term goal for improving the European races' odds in the eventual wars with the Asian and African races. Though this is by no means the only policy adopted by Nazi Germany, it was so prominent that it has become one of their defining characteristics. The belief in the superiority of what Hitler called the Aryan race would ultimately culminate in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- [[FinalSolution the use of fit elements of these troublesome demographics as slave labor for the war effort and the euthanasia of their every unfit element]]. Interestingly, the deaths of half of those 11 million people (the 5.5 million Jews) gave rise to the term 'genocide'.

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Between 1933 and 1945, Germany's policies were dominated by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.[[note]]"Nazi" is the phonetic pronunciation of the first two syllables of the party's full name, ''Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei'', "National Socialist German Workers' Party" in English. Then, as now, this was seen as an annoyingly long party name. It was intended to sound vague and all-inclusive by combining key words from across the political spectrum (successfully so, by the way - considering its electoral makeup at least in the 1930s, it was the first genuine catch all-party in Germany). To a German living at the time, the name would have sounded like a bunch of people calling themselves "right-wing left-wingers".[[/note]][[note]]It was also a bit of a cruel joke; the shortening was partly by analogy with ''Sozi'', the then-popular abbreviation for the ''Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands'', i.e. the Social Democratic Party of Germany -- who were and remain your standard nonviolent center-left party. They are [[UsefulNotes/PoliticiansAndPartiesOfGermany still around]] and are one of the major German parties, but hardly anyone calls them "Sozis" anymore.[[/note]][[note]]What was even worse (for the Nazis) was that German-speakers stereotypically called out-of-touch country bumpkins "Ignatz", much like Americans might call rednecks "Cletus" or "Billy-Bob". The short form of "Ignatz" was "Nazi".[[/note]] The party and the country it ruled are best remembered for being fanatically racist (even by the standards of the 1930s, their views were still slightly unusual).racism was off the charts). They despised Communists, Socialists, Slavs, Africans, Asians, and some other European ethnic groups in that order. [[note]] Interestingly, since there were far fewer black Africans in Europe at the time than Jews or Slavs, direct Nazi persecution against them was less frequent and not always consistently enforced. See the unique case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Massaquoi Hans Massaquoi]] for one example[[/note]] However they had a special hatred for Jews despite their European heritage, because their ConspiracyTheorist roots led them to consider Jews the BigBad behind the non-racial and non-national ideologies of Communism and Socialism.[[note]]Hitler drew a lot of inspiration from ''Literature/TheProtocolsOfTheEldersOfZion'', which infamously cast the Jews as TheManBehindTheMan in regards to Communism, and is suspected to have originated from the twilight years of Tsarist Russia.[[/note]] These posed an existential threat to Racism and Nationalism. The ultimate goal of the Nazis was the complete extermination of these "inferior races"; in the case of Eastern Europe, the plan was to replace them with German settlers as a medium-term goal for improving the European races' odds in the eventual wars with the Asian and African races. Though this is by no means the only policy adopted by Nazi Germany, it was so prominent that it has become one of their defining characteristics. The belief in the superiority of what Hitler called the Aryan race would ultimately culminate in UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust -- [[FinalSolution the use of fit elements of these troublesome demographics as slave labor for the war effort and the euthanasia of their every unfit element]]. Interestingly, the deaths of half of those 11 million people (the 5.5 million Jews) gave rise to the term 'genocide'.
10th Apr '18 6:34:58 AM TheMountainKing
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* Anything by the convicted Holocaust denier David Irving because he constantly and consistently lied to make Hitler and the Nazis look less evil. Exceptions include ''The Mare's Nest'', an account of the German V-weapons programme and the Allied intelligence countermeasures against it, and ''The Virus House'', an account of the German nuclear energy project for which Irving conducted many interviews, both of which are still highly regarded by mainstream historians).

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* Anything by the convicted Holocaust denier David Irving because he constantly and consistently lied to make Hitler and the Nazis look less evil. Exceptions The exceptions are include ''The Mare's Nest'', an account of the German V-weapons programme and the Allied intelligence countermeasures against it, and ''The Virus House'', an account of the German nuclear energy project for which Irving conducted many interviews, both of which are still highly regarded by mainstream historians).historians.
21st Mar '18 3:48:11 PM Saveelich
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This page is by no means meant to be totally inclusive of everything that defines the National-Socialist era in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, but just to give an overview of what it is and the reasons it's important here on Wiki/TVTropes.

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This page is by no means meant to be totally inclusive of everything that defines the National-Socialist era in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, but just to give an overview of what it is was and the reasons it's important here on Wiki/TVTropes.
19th Mar '18 3:28:53 PM AyyubPullin
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16th Mar '18 1:14:46 PM WillyFourEyes
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** Hitler, despite having blue eyes, wasn't "Aryan" in the slightest. The ideal body image for Germans was supposed to have blue eyes and blond hair and be tall and athletic, which Hitler obviously wasn't. There was a joke even at the time about the ideal Aryan being as blonde as Hitler, as slim as Goering, and as tall as Goebbels.[[note]]Some versions added, "And as straight as Röhm," the ex-head of the Nazi SA organization, and who was widely known as a homosexual.[[/note]] The only well-known Nazi who actually lived up to the ideal was UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich, who was super tall, had platinum blond hair, blue eyes, was a champion athlete and a renowned violinist. However, according to Himmler's doctor, Felix Kersten, [[{{Irony}} Heydrich was half Jewish]] (although this is far from proven). Goering, in his younger years, could have fit as well, but years of hedonism and morphine addiction caused his stereotype of being an obese idiot.

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** Hitler, despite having blue eyes, wasn't "Aryan" in the slightest. The ideal body image for Germans was supposed to have blue eyes and blond hair and be tall and athletic, which Hitler obviously wasn't. There was a joke even at the time about the ideal Aryan being as blonde as Hitler, as slim as Goering, and as tall as Goebbels.[[note]]Some versions added, "And as straight as Röhm," the ex-head of the Nazi SA organization, and who was widely known as a homosexual.[[/note]] The only well-known Nazi who actually lived up to the ideal was UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich, who was super tall, had platinum blond hair, blue eyes, was a champion athlete and a renowned violinist. However, according to Himmler's doctor, Felix Kersten, [[{{Irony}} Heydrich was half Jewish]] (although this is far from proven). Goering, in his younger years, could have fit as well, but years of hedonism and morphine addiction caused his stereotype of being an [[FatIdiot obese idiot.idiot]].



* It was the first country to engage in a major anti-smoking campaign.

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* It was the first country to engage in a major [[DrugsAreBad anti-smoking campaign.campaign]].
11th Mar '18 3:05:18 PM Saveelich
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This explanation is by no means meant to be totally inclusive of everything that defines the National-Socialist era in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, but just to give an overview of what it is and the reasons it's important here on Wiki/TVTropes.

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