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  1. #51
    Yeah, dictators trying to rise to power use communism or socialism principles to sound good and gather all the people's support, then they don't deliver. They don't trust democracy - or that the masses know what's best for them (they usually don't) and the dictator spends all his time on internal security versus making the improvements they could've achieved if only they'd deliver.

    I know this is fictional, but you wonder what Palpatine might've accomplished if he wasn't engaged in a constant civil war? Was Palpatine truly evil? Like Hitler? Palpatine had to kill the Jedi because they were going to actively resist a Sith Empire. He could've disolved the Senate right after Order 66, but instead waited 19 years (until ANH and the destruction of Alderaan). The EU makes the case that he discriminated against aliens and restricted their rights etc. There is a possibility that at least the Wookiees were thrown into forced labor camps (to build parts of the Death Star for example). But I've never come across much evidence that you could compare Palpatine to Hitler's evil. No, the latter didn't have Force-lightning, but he did have the Blitzkrieg - but his death squads and stormtroopers, though far more primative, were far more worse.
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  2. #52
    "There's always a bigger Fish" as Qui-Gon said. You know why Hitler lost? He was an idiot. He never listened to his Generals, or when he gave into their ideas it was too late. You know why the Germans were lightning fast in their Blitzkrieg? The Nazis invented Crystal Meth, and issued it to their soldiers to keep fighting. Makes you wonder if after a time taking that stuff, they might have gotten a little Phsyco after a while and made some of them ruthless as we know they were. Hitler himself was on 12 injections a day of Crystal Meth during his last days. No wonder he went nuts! Yup, Crystal Meth is another piece of technology we inherited from the Germans as well as Space Rockets.........Getting back to Band of Brothers. Did you notice the pilliaging the GI's were doing there in the last few episodes? Even Winters did some, and one of the guys ended up with Hitler's picture book.

  3. #53
    In his interview after the series, the real Major Winters defended the looting done by himself and his men - saying the whole of Germany were looters in every country they invaded and to all the Jews they stole from. He said they deserved it and he and his men earned it. He won't appologize for it and I think he has a sense of justice about it.
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  4. #54
    Tycho, there are a couple of bio's about Major Winters that have come out in the last year they are both quite good. Each get up.

  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by JimJamBonds View Post
    Tycho, there are a couple of bio's about Major Winters that have come out in the last year they are both quite good. Each get up.
    Got the Amazon links? He's become quite a hero of mine.
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  6. #56
    No I don't have links but the names are....... Beyond Band Of Brothers: The War Memoirs Of Major Dick Winters with Col. Cole C. Kingseed and Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, The Man Who Led The Band Of Brothers by Larry Alexander

  7. #57
    Thank you. I'll check those out. Dick Winters was something, huh?
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  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    Thank you. I'll check those out. Dick Winters was something, huh?
    Yes he IS something.

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  10. #60
    Dick Winters is still working?!

    I don't think he needs the money. He must find retirement unchallenging after Normandy, Holland, Belgium, and taking the Eagle's Nest. One must do something to keep himself busy. I suppose e-Bay still blocks the sales of Nazi materials (I thought I heard it did anyway), else "Hitler's Chinaware: VHTF - Buy it Now!" would be on auction for quite a hefty amount - probably more than Winters would make selling a few houses.
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