[LMB] OT: People Changing Political Words

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 17:52:48 BST 2021

I have often thought that Kaiser Frederich's untimely death was a long-term
disaster for Germany.  From what I've read of his behavior in private, I
think Wilhelm II was hypomanic, and combining that with an urge to live up
to an ideal he did not physically meet...hmmm, that does sound familiar,
doesn't it?

On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 11:44 AM Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> Am 18.09.2021 um 18:35 schrieb Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold:
> > On 18/09/2021 17:19, Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> >> yes - reactionary Otto von Bismark (or his back office guys) had a
> >> much better idea of what workers really wanted at the time - hence his
> >> social reforms (health insurance, pension, reasonable work laws)
> >
> > Note that Otto von Bismarck died decades before the formation of either
> > the Fascist or the Nazi party.
> >
> > If he had still be alive when WW1 started, he might have gotten Moltke
> > jr to give a different answer to the question of turning his army away
> > from Belgium and toward Russia, and the whole history of the 20th
> > century might turn out to be vastly different.
> if we are looking for POD (point of divergence) for our history have
> emperor friedrich III more luck with his cancer or wilhelm II more luck
> with his birth (no breech birth, forex)
> both PODs will make MASSIVE changes to the histroy of the 20th century
> servus
> markus
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