“Naturally, the common people dont want war, but afterall, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is democracy, or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no-voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”
- Hermann Goering
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