Decline and Fall of the British Empire

Sep 2012
9,011
India
Hitler admired the British Empire. Till the very declaration of war by Britain he never believed that things will go wrong between his country and Britain. He possibly liked the way Britain exploited India. He wanted to exploit the conquered territory of the USSR in a similar fashion. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for the rest of the world, it did not work out that way.
 

Devdas

Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
4,486
India
Hitler admired the British Empire. Till the very declaration of war by Britain he never believed that things will go wrong between his country and Britain. He possibly liked the way Britain exploited India. He wanted to exploit the conquered territory of the USSR in a similar fashion. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for the rest of the world, it did not work out that way.
While Churchill admired the Aryan supremacy theory.
 
May 2011
13,889
Navan, Ireland
Hitler admired the British Empire. Till the very declaration of war by Britain he never believed that things will go wrong between his country and Britain. He possibly liked the way Britain exploited India. He wanted to exploit the conquered territory of the USSR in a similar fashion. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for the rest of the world, it did not work out that way.
Hitler admired that Britain ruled its empire , esp in India, with comparatively few soldiers and administrators . He also said some thing like that if he ever got to Indiaand ruled it the Indians would wish for the return of the British.
 
May 2011
13,889
Navan, Ireland
I wish you could find out why he said “the Aryan stock is bound to triumph”
So any one who uses the phrase 'Aryan' is suddenly is a believers in Hitler's 'master race' lunacy-- wasn't he talking in an article about imperial rivalries? you are reading a great deal into on phrase.
 
Jun 2017
2,879
Connecticut
So any one who uses the phrase 'Aryan' is suddenly is a believers in Hitler's 'master race' lunacy-- wasn't he talking in an article about imperial rivalries? you are reading a great deal into on phrase.

There is a difference between believing Hitler's master race lunacy and doing what he did in response to those beliefs. It's awful either way but trying to say that Hitler was alone in holding that world view because he alone committed atrocities as a product of that worldview is just not true. Someone not murdering in the name of a terrible ideology doesn't mean they don't hold it or facets of it.
 
May 2011
13,889
Navan, Ireland
There is a difference between believing Hitler's master race lunacy and doing what he did in response to those beliefs. It's awful either way but trying to say that Hitler was alone in holding that world view because he alone committed atrocities as a product of that worldview is just not true. Someone not murdering in the name of a terrible ideology doesn't mean they don't hold it or facets of it.
So do you have any source to support that Churchill supported the 'Aryan race theory'? or was it a off hand comment regarding China and Imperial rivalries?
 
Jun 2017
2,879
Connecticut
So do you have any source to support that Churchill supported the 'Aryan race theory'? or was it a off hand comment regarding China and Imperial rivalries?
Well I'm going off what another poster said in terms of the specific word. But that mindset was common in the US and UK among the aristocracy, maybe not the word "Aryan".
 

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