Originally Posted by jen.parabellum
I think there will always be some wacko(s) out there who want to rule for a thousand years, conqure the world, drive people out into the sea and make them their slaves almost. But I think in this climate it would be impossible. We already have terrorism, dictators, gung-ho militas and skinheads.
People will always want to bring back Facism, there are groups in Germany who march every year just like in Moscow, they march to bring back the Soviet Union.
If I wasn't mistaken wasn't communism also suppose to last forever?
Since when does a Fourth Reich necessarily have to have anything to do with Fascism? Or any other "ism" for that matter? Or involve conquest?
All it would take is a period in our future where Germany grows to economic, political and military prominence. This is something that could easily happen within the next few years despite the current European Unification. Military aggression is not required; all Germany has to do is provide a nucleus of stability for the rest of the European Community and time will do the rest. Future historians may actually see the European Unification as the start of the Fourth Reich...
Yeah, I know that it sounds as if I am contradicting my earlier posts somewhat. I've been thinking about it since this thread first appeared, and some of my opinions have changed a bit.
But after all, it's just my opinion...