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    A factor that contributed to Germany losing the war was that Hitler had Parkinsons disease.

    My mother thinks that Hitler escaped to Argentina but by the late 1940s the Parkinsons had completely wrecked him, so he was not in a fit state to establish the Fourth Reich there, and he died in the early 1950s.

    It is probable that had WW2 never happened then the German public would have lost confidence in Hitler around 1945ish then kicked him out. The Parkinsons would also have put an end to his political career. Therefore it raises questions whether WW2 was really necessary or not as Hitler's days were probably numbered around 1939 anyway.

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    I've not heard of Hitler having Parkinson's disease before, but certainly by the end of the war he was looking like he had aged 20 years since 1939.

    Considering the Nazis had managed to crush almost all opposition early on, it would have had to have been someone high up to have forced Hitler out.
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    There is archive footage of Hitler presenting medals to members of the Hitler Youth on his birthday in April 1945 in the Reich Chancellry garden. He keeps one of his hands--can't recall which one--behind his back all the time as by that time it was shaking so much. Also remember that his doctor was a bit of a quack and was pumping him full of all kinds of drugs multiple times per day, which probably didn't help matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    There is archive footage of Hitler presenting medals to members of the Hitler Youth on his birthday in April 1945 in the Reich Chancellry garden. He keeps one of his hands--can't recall which one--behind his back all the time as by that time it was shaking so much. Also remember that his doctor was a bit of a quack and was pumping him full of all kinds of drugs multiple times per day, which probably didn't help matters.
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    Some things that you have to take into account as a student of history:

    1. Attitudes were more often than not different in the past. People saw things with different eyes, thought with different minds, and held different conventions and prejudices.

    2. In an event of war, the official history is written by the victor.

    3. Hitler was very much a product of his time and place, for his time and place. He was certainly a controversial individual at his best and a tyrant at his worse, but history is rarely Manichaean, so concluding that Hitler was a villain and Churchill was a hero is an unfaithful representation of what really happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    PLUS OFCOURSE...he only had one ball
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