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False example and overgeneralization

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Submitted by EJ (United States), Mar 29, 2006 at 22:16

"For example, although defeated in World War I, the Germans did not give up their goal of dominating Europe and soon again turned to Hitler to try again." ...

Of the dozens of books that I have read on WWII and the survivors in Germany that I have talked to, the average German citizen did not want war at all prior to the Polish invasion in 1939, let alone a majority of the Generals. Of course this all changed with the success after Poland, Norway and the Low Countries, but to make a blanket statement concerning millions of people is naive. Even a cursory reading of The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich will confirm this. ....

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