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Okay, I watched it and found it very interesting. I always wondered why the German people went along with so much of the early years of the war. Again, the events were the same but the perspectives were different. Propaganda was very effective on all sides of these war years. Now I have more information to consider why my ancestors in Germany decided to support Hitler. My dad fought in the Pacific, but his four brothers all fought in Europe against their ancestors. I never got their stories while they were alive. The third perspective I would like to study a bit would be that from Russia. Anyone got a good book to recommend?

BTW, German innovation is back again. The Atomic Age was discovered by the Germans and the Americans exploited it after the war and actually took the wrong path with it. At the dawn of the atomic age, uranium and thorium were equally important as the element of choice in researching nuclear energy. Either one could have powered the world’s reactors. But it was uranium that won out, and thorium, which is far cleaner, safer, and more abundant than uranium, was relegated to the dustbin of science. With it went the possibility of creating a low risk nuclear energy source to power our planet. What might have happened had our scientists, our government, and the nuclear power industry invested the resources to develop this little known yet abundant element? Would we face a global energy crisis and the prospect of catastrophic climate change today? Why are countries around the world, including rising economic superpowers India and China, rushing to develop electricity from thorium while the United States, which studied thorium reactors extensively in the 1960s, plays catch-up?

Ron Paul 2012; Rand Paul 2016