Parallels between Hitler and Putin
April 30, 2011 Leave a comment
The South Ossetians, who are considered to be Russians, are essentially like the Sudeten Germans of Czechoslavakia in 1938.
Putin has used the same premise as Hitler of going in to protect their kin and maybe even annexing territory. Russia’s actions also have parallels with Poland in 1939 with the false pretext for war.
*Hitler counted on a weak West fearful of war in order to get his way. Putin counts on a weak West fearful of war in order to get his way!
*Hitler dreamed of recreating the great German Empire that had been reduced. Putin dreams of recreating the Russian Empire that has been reduced!
*Hitler believed that Germany’s defeat in WWI and the end of the German Empire was the biggest catastrophe in history. Putin believes that Russia’s defeat in the Cold War and the end of the Soviet Empire is the biggest catastrophe in 20th century history (he has been quoted as saying just that!)
*Hitler despised the weakness and Western orientation and brief period of democracy of the Weimar Republic. Putin despised the weakness and western orientation and brief period of democracy of the post Cold War years (the 1990s).
*Hitler came to power democratically and then became a dictator. Putin came to power democratically and then became a dictator.
13 August, 2008