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  • Is it just me, or are the "Imperial Germans" (the fictional ones, anyway) just Nazis in different uniforms? I don't mean literally, I just mean the writers seem to have given them all the negative traits of stereotypical Nazi officers even though they're a few decades too soon.
    • Well, I don't think that all of the Imperial German officers were depicted as assholes. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and Manfred von Richthofen seemed to be more like Affably Evil Friendly Enemies towards Indy.
      • To be fair, Indy's only experience with them are people trying to kill him (because he's on the other side of them in the war). We meet quite a few Germans who are good or even saintly people outside of the military.
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    • Also, it's not without justification that the Imperial German military can be given an antagonistic or even villainous role akin to their future Nazi counterparts. During the course of World War I, the German Empire did commit many notable war crimes, especially during the German occupation of Belgium (which was even referenced by newsreels in this show). And not long before that, they had also committed genocidal massacres to suppress a native rebellion in German South West Africa.

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