Nazi Germany History—Timeline

Everyone in Britain and in the US should be scrutinizing this timeline. We have been here before, almost exactly the same, and there is simply no excuse for not overturning both governments now. This is serious. We are sleepwalking into an exact repeat of history.

Britain is at December 1933 in German terms. Britain’s behavior has gone off the rails in precisely the same way. It can happen anywhere. There was never anything uniquely bad about Germany nor anything uniquely good about Britain or the US. The “it can’t happen here” mantra is completely wrong. English and American people are just as capable of committing atrocities as were the Germans [they already are, especially at the border] and Germany had just as much strength in education and culture as the Anglo-American world has ever had. It just takes demagogues and apathetic populaces. [Which we have in spades.]

Anyone disagree? If so, please state your case.



What is fascism - Leon Trotsky

Britain is at December 1933 in German terms. Britain’s behavior has gone off the rails in precisely the same way.
You think Britain is poised to become a militaristic state and dominate Europe by force?

The era when that was possible is long gone.

11th November 1918 WWI ended.

28th June 1919 Germany takes on a $33 billion-dollar war debt. A really good paying job was $0.47 per hour.

15th November 1923 The start of hyperinflation in Weimar Republic.

1930 The last of the German Gold Bonds sales. The end of the greatest movement of wealth from one country to another in modern history. The money from the United States to Germany stopped. The end of the government spending of money supplied by the people of America. The start of the Great Depression in Germany. The German government turned on its own and other people as other sources of funding.

1930 to May 1945 The expansion of the German Caste system.

May 1945 The end of the German Caste system.


The same timeline just simpler and covering the main factors.



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Extracts from a letter to an English comrade, November 15 1931;
printed in The Militant, January 16, 1932

What is fascism? The name originated in Italy. Were all the forms of counter-revolutionary dictatorship fascist or not (That is to say, prior to the advent of fascism in Italy)?

The former dictatorship in Spain of Primo de Rivera, 1923-30, is called a fascist dictatorship by the Comintern. Is this correct or not? We believe that it is incorrect.

The fascist movement in Italy was a spontaneous movement of large masses, with new leaders from the rank and file. It is a plebian movement in origin, directed and financed by big capitalist powers. It issued forth from the petty bourgeoisie, the slum proletariat, and even to a certain extent from the proletarian masses; Mussolini, a former socialist, is a “self-made” man arising from this movement.

Primo de Rivera was an aristocrat. He occupied a high military and bureaucratic post and was chief governor of Catalonia. he accomplished his overthrow with the aid of state and military forces. The dictatorships of Spain and Italy are two totally different forms of dictatorship. It is necessary to distinguish between them. Mussolini had difficulty in reconciling many old military institutions with the fascist militia. This problem did not exist for Primo de Rivera.

The movement in Germany is analogous mostly to the Italian. It is a mass movement, with its leaders employing a great deal of socialist demagogy. This is necessary for the creation of the mass movement.

The genuine basis (for fascism) is the petty bourgeoisie. In italy, it has a very large base – the petty bourgeoisie of the towns and cities, and the peasantry. In Germany, likewise, there is a large base for fascism…

It may be said, and this is true to a certain extent, that the new middle class, the functionaries of the state, the private administrators, etc., can constitute such a base. But this is a new question that must be analyzed…

In order to be capable of foreseeing anything with regard to fascism, it is necessary to have a definition of that idea. What is fascism? What are its base, its form, and its characteristics? How will its development take place? It is necessary to proceed in a scientific and Marxian manner.

From What Next? Vital Question for the German Proletariat, 1932

At the moment that the “normal” police and military resources of the bourgeois dictatorship, together with their parliamentary screens, no longer suffice to hold society in a state of equilibrium – the turn of the fascist regime arrives. Through the fascist agency, capitalism sets in motion the masses of the crazed petty bourgeoisie and the bands of declassed and demoralized lumpenproletariat – all the countless human beings whom finance capital itself has brought to desperation and frenzy.

From fascism the bourgeoisie demands a thorough job; once it has resorted to methods of civil war, it insists on having peace for a period of years. And the fascist agency, by utilizing the petty bourgeoisie as a battering ram, by overwhelming all obstacles in its path, does a thorough job. After fascism is victorious, finance capital directly and immediately gathers into its hands, as in a vise of steel, all the organs and institutions of sovereignty, the executive administrative, and educational powers of the state: the entire state apparatus together with the army, the municipalities, the universities, the schools, the press, the trade unions, and the co-operatives. When a state turns fascist, it does not mean only that the forms and methods of government are changed in accordance the patterns set by Mussolini – the changes in this sphere ultimately play a minor role – but it means first of all for the most part that the workers’ organizations are annihilated; that the proletariat is reduced to an amorphous state; and that a system of administration is created which penetrates deeply into the masses and which serves to frustrate the independent crystallization of the proletariat. Therein precisely is the gist of fascism…

Hat tip to Player

It always seems to me these histories constantly deal with what’s up front and who’s standing on the balcony - but never to the real players in the back rooms calling the shots. Back then we had the oligarchs are royalty today with have the left overs of the masters of oil and tech, and public mega phones and brain washing and mind control like those silly old guys could only have dreamed.

We do live in a way different world that what was around a century ago. So it’s the same, sure, only different. (name have been changed to protect the guilty) Yet you can be sure consequences will be the same, massive wreckage.

Only this time we’re taking Earth’s biosphere with us, so it’ll be left to Earth and the Universe to clean up the mess we’re going to be leaving behind.



History doesn’t actually repeat itself, but it does tend to rhyme.

The rise of White Supremacy today is stark. Just several years ago, I would have scoffed at the possibility of a rebirth of Fascism across the world. I am not scoffing at that possibility now.