Authoritarianism: WW2, 2 radically different examples and why they’re both bad

When The Soviets invaded Nazi Germany many people in German occupied territory saw The Soviets as liberators. When Nazi Germany invaded The Soviet Union many Soviet citizens also saw the Nazi’s as liberators. What does this say? All excessive authoritarianism regardless of political leaning is bad. Left wing, right wing it does not matter. Sure many people in both Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia were very happy and one cannot easily compare the two leaders. However, both used excessive authoritarianism and state terror after each of their revolutions were secured respectively. For this there is no excuse. The people are more telling in their acceptance of armies that totally betray their beliefs in order to be (in their minds) liberated from oppression.

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