‘The political desperadoes and ignoramuses, who say they would “Rather be Dead than Red”, should be told that no one will stop them from committing suicide, but they have no right to provoke a third world war.’ — Morris Kominsky, 1970

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Cake day: août 27, 2019

If you think that anticommunists care about atrocities or poor living conditions, try showing them [some](https://lemmygrad.ml/post/201212) [glimpses](https://archive.org/details/the-act-of-killing-2012-720p-blu-ray-yts.-mx) of these from their own régimes. https://i.redd.it/pyueirp099w21.png https://i.redd.it/4ih7rgnr9qd31.png https://i.redd.it/4kn0799v5v231.png https://teddit.zaggy.nl/aekc27 That they can (apparently) witness or read about these horrific atrocities, without even feeling so much as a **tinge** of concern, could be the greatest ‘social engineering’ achievement in all of history. You’ll be lucky if you even get a half‐assed apology like ‘maybe some mistakes were made’, ‘nobody’s perfect’, or ‘sorry if you were offended’. Would you honestly expect anticommunists, who—unlike communists—have so little interest and so few discussions about their own history, and display such brazen carelessness in the face of the most serious accusations and evidence against their own movement, to speak sincerely when they mention the suffering of others…? \ \ \ No. \ \ \ ([Source.](https://nitter.fdn.fr/politicalawake))

Dinesh D'Souza openly defending a neofascist politician
[More instances here.](https://nitter.namazso.eu/DineshDSouza/search?f=tweets&q=Meloni) D’Souza’s childish dishonesty is not particularly interesting after you’ve seen it so many times (in the 1990s, for example, [he seriously claimed that U.S. slavery ‘*bore no necessary link to racism*’](https://web.archive.org/web/20200518214836/https://fair.org/extra/the-end-of-racism)). What’s interesting is that he is now defending a [confirmed neofascist](https://search.bka.li/search?q=Meloni+praised+Mussolini) when he built up part of his career pretending to ‘expose’ fascism. It’s a useful reconfirmation that anticommunist ‘antifascism’ is cosmetic at best. Given that [D’Souza has no respect for black humans](https://web.archive.org/web/20200714230237/https://fair.org/home/heritage-of-extremism), it’s only fitting that he’d respect an heir to [Ethiopia’s conquerors](https://lemmygrad.ml/post/370814), too.

Fascism has surprisingly little stigma in Italy. Fascist statues are left alone, the Mussolini family is politically active and well respected, and very little attention is paid to Italian Fascism’s (atrocious) history in Africa and its complicity in the Shoah.

I wouldn’t describe it that way, but I know what you mean, yeah. On one of my Reddit accounts I kept getting those awards, so I started a Patreon account in hopes of channeling that wasted money to me instead of Reddit. It didn’t work; I only got one or two patrons.

The kind of socialism under which everybody would receive the same pay, an equal quantity of meat, an equal quantity, of bread, would wear the same kind of clothes and would receive the same kind of goods and in equal quantities—such a kind of socialism is unknown to Marxism. All that Marxism declares is that until classes have been completely abolished, and until work has been transformed from being a means of maintaining existence, into a prime necessity of life, into voluntary labour performed for the benefit of society, people will continue to be paid for their labour in accordance with the amount of labour performed. “From each according to his capacity, to each according to the work he performs,” such is the Marxian formula of socialism, i.e., the first stage of communism, the first stage of a communist society. Only in the highest phase of communism will people, working in accordance with their capacity, receive recompense therefor in accordance with their needs: “From each according to his capacity, to each according to his needs.”

J.V. Stalin, 1931

Actually, several anonymous refugees in Miami and a report (which is still pending peer review) from the Mises Institute have informed me that Cuban doctors are ordered to immediately execute anybody asking for an abortion, which is another reason why every year more than 100,000 Cubans escape to live in the U.S. The legalization of abortion was just government propaganda all along.

Sources: come on, who are you going to trust: millions of innocents who fled communism and went on to lead successful lives, or a communist government?

You’ve located the least disrespectful anticommunist’s Twitter account. Good work.

>In fact the deal is limited in how “beneficial” it is to union members. The contracts contain new language so that workers can take time off — without pay, of course — for medical conditions. But other circumstances, such as unexpected car trouble or attending a child’s sporting event or school play, can still cost a worker points.

>“. . . Currently, the bogus white-race change has placed me in an atypical, uncertain, dangerous and unpredictable predicament, [if] I’m forced to being celled with a white inmate, who is inconspicuously a xenophobe, bigot or has personal addictions, hang-ups, who cowardly hates Hispanics/Latinos.”

The most shockingly honest summary of Fascism that you’ll see from capitalists
Paraphrasing a 1932 article from the *Deutsche Führerbriefe*, a [private bulletin by the Union of German Industry](https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.284972#page/n36/mode/1up) (an organization for the Reich’s big industrialists): >The problem of consolidating the capitalist régime in post‐war Germany is governed by the fact that the leading section, that is, the capitalists controlling industry, has become too small to maintain its rule alone. **Unless recourse is to be had to the extremely dangerous weapon of purely military force, it is necessary for it to link itself with sections which do not belong to it from a social standpoint, but which can render it the essential service of anchoring its rule among the people, and thereby becoming its special or last defender.** This last or ‘outermost’ defender of bourgeois rule, in the first period after the war, was Social Democracy. **[Fascism] has to succeed Social Democracy in providing a mass support for capitalist rule in Germany**[.] Social Democracy had a special qualification for this task, which up to the present [Fascism] lacks[.] Thanks to its character as the original party of the workers, Social Democracy […] also had the much more valuable and permanent advantage of control over organized labor, and by paralyzing its revolutionary energies chained it firmly to the capitalist State[.] The process of this transition […] has to pass through the acutely dangerous stage, when, **with the wiping out of these gains, the mechanism for the creation of divisions in the working class which depended on them also ceases to function, the working class moves in the direction of Communism, and the capitalist rule approaches the emergency stage of military dictatorship[.] The only safeguard from this acute stage is if the division and holding back of the working class, which the former mechanism can no longer adequately maintain, is carried out by other and more direct methods. In this lie the positive opportunities and tasks of [Fascism].** > >[…] > >If [Fascism] succeeds in bringing the trade unions into a social policy of constraint […] then [it] would become the bearer of one of the functions essential to the future of capitalist rule, and must necessarily find its place in the State and social system. The danger of a State capitalist or even socialistic development […] will in fact be avoided precisely by these means[.] There is no third course between a reconsolidation of capitalist rule and the Communist revolution. (Emphasis added.)

Impose historical guilt upon them like to the Germans.

it must be fully isolated until they try to make amends.

You want another Treaty of Versailles?

Transcript: >And I'm the illiterate one? Lolol you're such a 🤡. What the fuck do you think social ownership is? Let me translate your definition into plain English. The government, and try to stay with me here, tells people how to run their businesses. >>Nope. Under that definition basic health and safety regulations are socialist. Laws are socialist. Not being able to sell meth publicly to high schoolers is socialist. >>>Yeah they are. Fucking obviously. You are dense.

>The date for the hearing on Alex Saab’s status as a diplomat entitled to immunity has now been pushed back to Dec. 12. Following the DOJ’s acceptance of the fact that Alex Saab is a special envoy, the court will effectively be left with only the issue of Saab’s entitlement to immunity to address.

I’ve discussed before how it’s comparable to the Third Reich’s propaganda about purported ‘Czech atrocities’ in Sudetenland, a campaign in history that tiresome Holocaust analogists like Adrian Zenz have conveniently forgotten.

I know that we’ve (very briefly) clashed before, but believe it or not, no, I don’t want you to suffer. Seeing other poor people struggling to stay afloat and make the most out of their shitty situations will always concern me more than some petty sectarian drama. I actually befriended a stranger several days ago and have been sporadically sending her a little money to help with her short food supplies, even if (in all likelihood) she secretly considers some of my politics ‘disturbing’, and I was fairly upfront with her about them after knowing her for a few days too. I would offer you some pocket change myself, but hopefully your new job will make that unnecessary. I’m glad that something improved!

In general, I don’t feel like I’m acting in life, but I can describe one memorable exception from last January:

I was having a hell of a time working up the motivation to shower even though my scalp smelled awful and my body was fucking grimy. I knew that I needed to bathe, but at the same time I didn’t want to since it felt like too much effort. I rested my elbow on my lap and rubbed my forehead in frustration.

Then, suddenly, from the recesses of my mind, I unforgot…

this scene from RoboCop.

It’s a powerful scene on its own, but it especially resonated with me at that moment because the character was suffering a challenge that was slightly similar to mine: he was supposed to arrest somebody, but at the moment something internal overwhelmed him and prevented him from continuing, much to his frustration.

Our situations otherwise couldn’t be more different of course; my problem was far more mundane. Even so, the memory inspired me enough to stop neglecting myself and I showered like almost any able‐bodied and able‐minded adult would have done two days earlier. Dramatizing the situation in my head helped me when I might have continued neglecting myself. The imaginary audience must have rock‐bottom standards if they’ll seriously applaud a hero accomplishing something as trivial as that, but damn it, I can’t let them down!

>The PA DOC and Administration snub their noses and deny any wrongdoing, even when they know it’s true. They deny it ever happened, because they know inmates with mental health issues cannot do the paperwork or write to organizations to help them — and these attacks have happened twice in a 90-day period. > >I ask your readers to send a letter, email or phone call to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Department of Corrections, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050; 717.728.2573, ra-contactdoc@pa.gov) and ask why this is being done to inmates during CERT Team searches. Ask why they wear these black shirts with such a logo on the back, and why they don’t wear name tags.

>National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Tamika Tremaglio stated Sept. 16 on ESPN’s NBA Today regarding the Sarver suspension: “We are absolutely calling for that [lifetime ban]. We do not want him to be in a position where he is managing or engaging with individuals who are engaging with our players or the players themselves. We are absolutely clear from the findings that are in the report that we do not want him to be in that position.” Tremaglio stated that she spoke on behalf of the entire NBPA with this demand.

>It is highly suspicious that the Assessment makes no mention of then-U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s visit to Xinjiang in May 2022. Having visited a prison and spoken to former trainees at a vocational education and training center; having interacted with civil society organizations, academics, and community and religious leaders; Bachelet found no evidence of crimes against humanity. The numerous conversations she had do not form part of the data set for the Assessment.

Racist money

That could be anything!

>The Save the UC Townhomes now calls on Mayor Jim Kenny and other city and state officials, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University leaders and real estate executives to not only stop any evictions of the 70 resident families of 400 people. They want a commitment to a process to preserve the UC Townhomes and to further commit resources to the acquisition of the property.

Is it just me, or is there an uptick in horny losers defending lolicon lately?

The Fascists partially created one of South Africa’s worst organizations
Quoting from Brian Bunting’s [*The Rise of the South African Reich*](http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=D5C967BF9B05BC18BB54854C6B53CD27), pages 43–5, one of the Union of South Africa’s most formidable and influential organizations… >was the Afrikaner Broederbond (Association of Brothers), a secret society which has gradually come to assume a dominant position in the affairs of the volk. The Broederbond was formed in 1918 and maintained an open existence until 1924, when it went underground and its affairs became largely a matter for conjecture. An elite organization, its membership was stated in 1944 to be 2,672, of whom 8.6 per cent were public servants and 33.3 per cent teachers. In 1952 the Rev. V. de Vos, who had broken away from the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in 1944 and formed a Reconstituted Dutch Reformed Church because the N. G. Kerk, he alleged, was dominated by members of the Broederbond, gave the following breakdown of Broederbond membership: 357 clergymen, 2,039 teachers, 905 farmers, 159 lawyers, and 60 M.P.s. [In the 1960s] the membership of the Broederbond [was] estimated to be in the region of 7,000. Its general mode of operation has been to coordinate activities among Afrikaners and to ensure that Broeders are placed in key positions which can then be utilized for the advancement of the volk. > >[…] > >In an article in the *Sunday Times* on 8 March 1964 Mrs Janie Malherbe, wife of South Africa's war‐time Director of Military Intelligence and herself a Captain in Military Intelligence during the war, described the forces which had been at work in the Broederbond during the thirties: >>This terrifying, octopus‐like **grip on the South African way of life was made possible by reorganising the Broederbond on the pattern of Hitler's highly successful [Fascist] state, complete with fuehrer, gauleiters, group and cell leaders, spread in a sinister network over the whole of South Africa. This was initially planned by a high‐ranking Nationalist and two Stellenbosch students who were sent to Germany, at Nazi expense, to study the Nazi cell system.** >>The man who planned this in consultation with the then Nationalist leader Dr Malan was Graf von Durckheim Montmartin. > >[Berlin] had sent Montmartin to South Africa in 1934, ostensibly to attend an educational conference, **but in reality, as was subsequently discovered from captured German documents, to consult secretly with Broederbond leaders, in order to foment a plan which would ensure that South Africa would side with Germany in the world war which [the Fascist bourgeoisie] was then already engineering.** >Mrs Malherbe writes: >>**The immediate result of his visit was the reorganisation of the Nationalist Broederbond on the Nazi system**, the main difference being that where Hitler re‐invoked the rites of the German pagan Gods to promote his ideologies, the Nationalists’ Broederbond declared that their plan of complete domination of white South Africa, and absolute subjugation of the non‐whites, was an implementation of South Africa’s ‘God‐given destiny’. This was a clever ruse, for by its means the powerful Dutch Reformed Churches could be roped in. (Emphasis added.)

Transcript: >If Socialism is so good and Capitalism is so bad… > >…then why isn’t the Caravan heading to Venezuela?!

Nonetheless, it must be emphasized that the tactics of the East German secret police generally consisted of openly attempting to persuade people not to take actions that damaged the State (Riecker, Schwarz, and Schneider, 1990), and that tactic was in stark contrast to the West German secret police strategy of doing everything possible to penalize people for any anti‐government opinions (Schultz, 1982).

(Source. The otherwise readworthy Stasi State or Socialist Paradise? denies that persuasion was a default tactic, but says absolutely nothing about the work that The Trimuph of Evil cites.)

>*There’s a young boy lying face down in the dirt. He’s trying to hide how much it hurts >As he hurries to the gates of the playground away from the big boys who push him around >Class idiot at the back is doing her best but she just can’t cope with all these tests >Sick of being treated like a fool, punished, abused and ridiculed >42″ screen his neighbours can’t compete and his car is the envy of the street >But still he hasn’t found the key to be quite as good as the celebrities.* > >*Do you ever stop to think about all the damage done >By endless competition, looking after number one? >Tit for tat, an eye for an eye and nobody can see >All against all and the world against me!* > >*Do you ever stop to think about all the damage done >By endless competition, looking after number one? >Tit for tat, an eye for an eye and nobody can see >All against all and the world against me!* > >*Climbing the ladder of success treading on the heads of all the rest >Going to the top at all costs she’ll claw her way to one day be boss >Raging inside he’s at his worst and he’ll do what it takes to get there first >He’s a timebomb ready to explode and he’ll kill or die for this piece of road >The boys are out in force on the town looking for a ruck someone’s going down >To prove their manhood and show their might so it’s any excuse to start the fight!* > >*(Hey! Hey!)* > >*(Hey! Hey!)* > >*Do you ever stop to think about all the damage done >By endless competition, looking after number one? >Tit for tat, an eye for an eye and nobody can see >All against all and the world against me!* > >*Do you ever stop to think about all the damage done >By endless competition, looking after number one? >Tit for tat, an eye for an eye and nobody can see >All against all and the world against me…!* > >*A young blood with so much to prove is running with the gang his life is on the move >Until one night it gets cut short another senseless stabbing on a news report >Bigots make a stand for all things white and there’s racists attacks every day and night >They say we’re overrun, we shouldn’t let them in. This is how fascism begins >Survival of the fittest makes the world go round and war on this earth is everywhere to be found >Man versus nature, ecosystems in the way, racing on the fast‐track to the end of our days!*

>The demonstrations eventually merged and marched together through Hinche, setting up burning barricades. Banks, public transport and the Hinche market were closed. The cops used tear gas to disperse the crowd. There were injuries but no deaths. The Table of Opposition included civic and community organizations, some small political parties, human rights organizations and the teachers union. ([Source.](https://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article28604))

>The limited housing, due to overvaluation and prioritization of tourism companies, has made it difficult for Puerto Ricans to purchase homes, resulting in the forced displacement of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. to the extent that there are now more of us Puerto Ricans here than on the mainland. The privatized roads, beaches and other assets should instead be zones protected as natural resources. There are increases in essentials such as water and tolls and the outright sale of the national university, Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR).

>In the case of the Ukrainian “offensive” in the south of the country, the political leaders (Volodymyr Zelensky, Joe Biden, [Boris] Johnson, Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Borrell, Jens Stoltenberg and company), who know nothing about the war, forced the Ukrainian armed forces to carry out a military operation that from the beginning had no chance of success and that cost the lives of 3,100 youths. These young Ukrainians believed that they were sacrificing themselves for the Homeland, when in reality they were dying for the commercial interests of the large transnational energy and weapons manufacturers from the United States that are making huge profits from this war.

In particular, many people mistakenly believe that the [planned] economies must be inefficient based on an assumption that they do not allow for decentralized decision making and result in long waiting lines and shortages. Waiting lines, shortages, and waste did often exist in [the people’s republics] because the government purposely set the prices of many goods too low to clear (and also because richer capitalist countries placed embargoes on the export of the high technology goods to [the people’s republics]). However, the low fixed prices (and the right to a job with income) did ensure that everyone in [the people’s republics] had the right to essentials like food, housing, medicine, and clothes, unlike in capitalist countries where a large portion of the population do not have access to such essentials even in far richer capitalist countries such as the USA. Also, the centralized fixing of prices greatly reduced the amount of time spent on wasteful tasks performed in capitalist countries of price shopping, price negotiation, and attempts to avoid marketing manipulation and fraud.


Given that East German income would have been higher than in West Germany without the reparations payments, it can be deduced that it would not have been necessary for East Germany to have the Berlin Wall if West Germany had made its share of the reparations payments for [Fascist] Germany’s war crimes. In particular, the burden to East Germany would have thereby been enormously reduced and would have allowed its income to be substantially higher. At the same time, West Germany’s income would have been reduced by it making its share of the payments. In this situation, it probably would not have been necessary for East Germany to have slightly longer work weeks (since it would not have been necessary to catch up with the West), nor to have such severe shortages (that could have been alleviated with greater wealth), nor to spend so little on pollution control (that reflected East Germany’s relative poverty), nor to restrict political freedoms (that East Germany did not want the richer West Germany to take advantage of), nor to have such an obnoxious secret police (whose primary purpose was to keep East Germans from leaving the country for the greater riches of West Germany). All the relative disadvantages of [economic planning] in East Germany may therefore derive, at least partially, from its postwar reparations (and not from communism).


Honestly, I’m not entirely sure myself either now.

I am somewhat tempted to say that the original poster was being sarcastic, but I can’t decide.

Wait… a country can annex one of its own cities?

List of stuff that’s socialism
* Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes * Heavy progressive or graduated income taxes * Abolition of all rights of inheritance * Confiscations of the property of all emigrants and rebels * Centralisations of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly * Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State * Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan * Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture * Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country * [Free education for all children in public schools.](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/wxjy3j) Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. * Combination of education with industrial production * ‘The state’ owning the means of production * The state owning any means of production * The state interfering in the market * The state interfering in the economy * The state interfering in anything * The New Deal * Social democracy * Same‐sex marriage * Grocery store shelves being unstocked * Breadlines * Poverty * Banning people from online forums * Feminism * Abortions * Universal healthcare * The COIVD‐19 lockdown * The Chernobyl disaster * [Neoliberalism](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/a310wc) * [Augusto Pinochet](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/pics/w:null_bux337ggeng31.png) * Nazism (obviously!) * Fascism * [Neofascism](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/97108e) * Slavery * [Feudalism](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/nv3rke) * [Neofeudalism](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/cnczzs) * The U.S. prison complex * [The inability to sell meth publicly to high schoolers](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/xcgus4) * Japanese Imperialism * [Imperialism in general](https://i.redd.it/39q4q7mh90pz.png) * Racism * Antiracism * Native American reserves * The Amish * YouTube * Google * *The Smurfs* * [Companies making more expensive products from cheaper materials to inflate their profits](https://lemmygrad.ml/post/384452) * The [Belgian Congo Company](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/9jzo3s) * The Great Depression and its causes * [Early U.S. colonialism](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/buelxw) * Detroit, Michigan * [The U.S. military](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/drirv1) * Jordan Peterson (he has Soviet artwork in his house, what more proof could you possibly need?) * Sargon of Akkad * [President Woodrow Wilson](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/b7s1i7) * [President Herbert Hoover](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/r/CapitalismVSocialism/comments/cmown1/_/ew4ejqh) * Presidents [Theodore Roosevelt](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/buelxw) and FDR * [President Trump](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/cqarwd) * [The Christchurch shooter](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/bi6rjr) * The Democratic Party * The Republican Party * [Henry Ford](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/b7s1i7) * [Suharto](https://teddit.zaggy.nl/95tnaz) * [Milton Friedman](https://i.redd.it/j55op5at60c21.png) * [Propertarians in general](https://archive.is/CBqEe) * [Bourgeois liberalism](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/ch04.htm) * [Bourgeois enlightenment](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/ch04.htm) * [Bourgeois financial reform](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/ch04.htm) * [Building a railway where a canal already existed](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/ch04.htm) * [Defending oneself with a cane when one is attacked with a rapier](https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/ch04.htm) If you think that one or more of these items isn’t socialism, you’re an idiot. Now name other stuff in the comments below.

Quoting Pascal Lottaz & Ingemar Ottosson’s *Sweden, Japan, and the Long Second World War: 1931–1945*, [page 4](https://books.google.com/books?id=eRswEAAAQBAJ&pg=PT18): >Although Japan was Sweden’s largest trading partner in Asia, it was not a vital market, not in comparison to its bellicose neighbors for which, in the same year, 21 percent of imports came from Germany, 16 from the United States, and 12 from Britain respectively. ::: spoiler Additional information [Page 6](https://books.google.com/books?id=eRswEAAAQBAJ&pg=PT20): >Once the European war started, Sweden’s two biggest problems were its dominant position as one of the continent’s largest exporters of iron ore and its geographical position between the belligerents. Iron ore was a crucial primary material for the production of steel, abundant in Sweden’s north, but exceedingly rare in central Europe. That created a sensitive vulnerability for Germany who, by 1939, imported roughly 40 percent of its iron ore from Sweden. Had these shipments ceased, the German armament industry would have seriously suffered. In fact, the raw material was so essential to the German industry that Swedish diplomat Gunnar Hägglöf was convinced that had the iron ore mines been located in the south, Germany would most likely have occupied Sweden for the sake of uninterrupted access. Their isolated location in the high north and the implicit threat that should an attack happen, Sweden would destroy these facilities before an aggressor could seize them, provided a strong discouragement to any German military intervention, and gave Sweden a bargaining chip in economic negotiations with both sides. Together with Sweden’s exports of ball bearings, the iron ore supply was the country’s most vital “contribution” to [the Reich’s] war economy. Naturally, Britain, once at war with Germany, demanded that Sweden cease all exports, even threatening to attack Swedish mines should shipments continue. Four years later, it was the US chief negotiator who threatened bombing factories and distribution centers in Gothenburg should Swedish exports of iron ore and ball bearings to Germany not end. Germany, on the other side, threatened to stop crucial deliveries of coal, coke, and steel if Sweden did not meet the demanded quotas of iron ore exports. Stockholm solved the problem by negotiating War Trade Agreements with Great Britain and Germany (in late 1939 and early 1940), reaching compromises with both of them. All political provisions were, however, highly volatile, depending heavily on the developments of the war. After Germany attacked and occupied Denmark and Norway on April 9, 1940, Swedish trade with Allied nations was cut off to a large extent, which led to even closer integration of Swedish commerce with the German “Grossraumwirtschaft” (the [Axis] vision for a continental economic zone). :::

The British Empire never existed.

Partly under the direction of the Germans themselves, imitation Nazi organizations were founded in South Africa — the Greyshirts, the Boerenasie, and later the New Order — while anti-Semitism began to rear its head as well. Currents stirring the people soon enough washed the higher ranks of the Nationalist Party and even spread to the United Party itself.

All right, that shouldn’t be too difficult.

In 1952, in preparation for a Royal visit by Her Majesty the Queen, the Auckland City Council, in a misguided attempt to beautify the city, evicted the local Ngati Whātua people from their village at Ōkahu Bay and burned it to the ground.