In 1933, Germany was a nation of 67 million people. It was one of the world’s most industrialized nations, with a highly educated population, and many renowned writers, philosophers, artists, industrialists and scientists.
Then they elected Hitler, a megalomaniac dictator with goofball pseudoscientific convictions and a definite mean streak, to the highest office in the land.
In only 12 years in power, he caused a world war that caused the deaths of between 50 and 80 million people, left Europe in ruins, and resulted in the total destruction of Germany, his own country.
How was it possible that such a nation voluntarily put such a man in power?
Now I know.