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    Cool German accents....

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    Our education system doesn't want you to learn how horribly Marxism fails whenever it's given a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Person View Post
    Our education system doesn't want you to learn how horribly Marxism fails whenever it's given a chance.
    You have a sentient education system???

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    Some people love goose stepping it seems
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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    Style, style, style. I wouldn't be caught dead in any of those rough cotton duds that Dugashvili wore to every event. But the Brownshirts -- every cuff with a crease, every sleeve tapered and on point -- those folks knew how to wear a shirt.
    It helps that they had Hugo Boss design the uniforms.

    But as to OP, I think it partly has to do that Nazi Germany is almost universally viewed as an unmitigated evil, but Soviet Union has had a lot of sympathizers (for example screenwriter Dalton Trumbo). You piss a lot of people off if you criticize the Soviets too much.

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    There is a huge Jewish influence in Hollywood and other places here in America.

    Also McCarthyism was a very unpopular event for a while. It's a shame we're slowly returning to it.
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    The reason why the soviets aren't popular, has a lot to do with the long-standing animosity and distrust between the Russian East and the Germanic West (Germanic in this case, referring to almost the entirety of western and central Europe) that dates back centuries.

    The Nazi's may have been "Evil" but they're the evil we know and is familiar to us.
    Sure, shooting them in the back is illegal in those circumstances, but e cop getting convicted is not doing any good to the dead guy.

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    Communism is bland by design.

    Fascism is all about stirring people up with spectacle.

    Communists eventually adopted some of the spectacle of fascism, but in general, its all about NOT standing out.

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    Folks,

    There is a fair bit in our local library (and on my bookshelves) about Uncle Joe, and a good representation of WWII Russian writers and poets. My personal WWII hero is Vasily Chuikov.

    https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgu...PKebgAayu6LoCw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    Communism is bland by design.

    Fascism is all about stirring people up with spectacle.

    Communists eventually adopted some of the spectacle of fascism, but in general, its all about NOT standing out.
    Hey look, a better worker. Us lazy workers should force them to do more work for the good of the state!

    It's how the lazy proletariat is the bourgeoisie, only working to enslave others to their will, not to accomplish good. They should be publicly tortured and then killed so they are not a burden to the state.

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