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Old 12-29-2015, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by banger View Post
I can't help but think that during WW II, Germany came under direct attack by the allies.

I am thinking specifically of the "bomber offensive".

Much like the German attacks on Great Britain served to galvanize the British resolve, the allied attack likely did the same.

I think that because of this, the average German felt more involved in the effort.

This as opposed to a citizen sitting in Berlin in 1917 "reading a new paper"....

This can seem to foster a detachment and an apathy.
To be fair, though, weren't many Germans starving as a result of the British blockade during World War I?
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