Europe’s Sleeping Beauty

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If your impression of Germany is a nation with a Rottweiler complex, you have a virus, get it sorted. It says much for the power of propaganda that Europe’s most benign country has a reputation for its insatiable appetite for the territory of others.
A Study of War by Professor Quincy Wright, shows that in the period from 1480 to 1940 there were 278 wars involving European countries, whose percentage participation was as follows: England 28%, France 26%, Spain 23%, Russia 22%, Austria 19%, Turkey 15%, Poland 11%, Sweden 9%, Italy 9%, Netherlands 8%, Germany (including Prussia) 8%, Denmark 7%.

Pitirim Sorokin, Vol. 111, Part. 11, Social and Cultural Dynamics, shows that from the 12th Century to 1925 the percentage of years in which leading European powers have been at war is as follows. (p.352). Spain 67%, Poland 58%, England 56%, France 50%, Russia 46%, Netherlands 44%, Italy 36%, Germany 28%.
Sorokin concludes therefore, that Germany has had the smallest and Spain the largest per cent of years at war. Of Europe’s leading nations England, France and Russia clearly show far more aggressive inclination than does Germany. Between 1815 and 1907 the roll call of misery stands at England 10 wars, Russia 7, France 5, Austria 3 and Prussia-Germany 3 wars.
I have a reputation for being candid even when it hurts me to be blunt. It is my honest belief that the Worker’s Reich lost World War Two due to it displaying typical German characteristics. The archetypical German is generous natured and has no territorial ambitions; he wants only to get on with his neighbours. He is rustic and placid by nature, and he is woefully inexperienced. Naively, he believes all others harbour the same qualities.
The German will fight, and fight well, but only when the fight is forced upon him. A J P Taylor, England’s eminent establishment historian was perfectly correct in saying that Hitler’s Germany fought a defensive war. I am sorry if it offends, but the truth often does; Germans are docile, which explains much about its response to today’s refugee crisis.
The English had a saying after World War Two.
Hitler made only one mistake, he wasn’t born an Englishman.
Germany’s political weltanschauung (world view) has always been infantile. It never stood a chance against England and America’s more astute empire builders, of which there are far too many to name.

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Adolf Hitler, who has my undying respect for his great courage, indefatigability and his nation-building achievements, will go down in history as Europe’s greatest leader. As a philosopher and social reformer he is unequalled. However, it often occurs to me that had Adolf Hitler delegated war-leadership to someone better qualified, the outcome would likely have been in Germany’s favour.
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was total unsuited to lead a country at war. Unfortunately, one of the world’s most Machiavellian, malevolent and conscienceless warmonger’s was parachuted in to lead England’s war. Winston Churchill, who I despise, would never have been as magnanimous in victory as was Adolf Hitler.
The Fuhrer’s kid-glove handling of Britain’s invasion forces, in my opinion, was unforgivable weakness. England’s invasion of Norway and the aftermath of the rout when a total of 338,000 allied troops were allowed to evacuate Dunkirk come to mind. There are so many other instances of high-mindedness during which Churchill must have thought Christmas had come early.
What I found particularly naïve was Adolf Hitler, as late as 1945, being under the illusion that the U.S and England would come to their senses. Realising the danger posed by Bolshevik Russia, U.S and British forces would forge an alliance with Germany to keep the Red Army out of Europe. Had I been a German World War Two General I think I would have been in despair. Germany, sadly, is far too nice a nation to survive. Evolution doesn’t favour the nice.

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