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By Roman Collins

The Romans. The Greeks. The Aztecs.

These are the folk who lead the way for the lifestyles that we all know and love this day. it really is via their accomplishments that we have got taken a better upon for hundreds of years to convey our smooth existence to existence
Each of those old teams contributed to our figuring out of the realm round us and nonetheless at the present time have be ready to invoke a feeling of awe and gear.

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As the will of a nation at war was embodied not only in its armed forces but also in its industry, the aim of a war had to be more than merely defeating the enemy's armed forces. The will of the enemy nation could also be broken if the will of its workers, its technological and economic arm, were broken, for since the 'collectivization of our existence' brought about by technology the worker as the 'functional exponent' of that technology had become a decisive political factor in war and peace.

1940). Cf. also the detailed account in Das Deutsche Reich unil tier Zweite Weltkrieg, iii. 49 50 I. Politics and Warfare in the First Phase the Spanish government rejected such plans once and for all. Franco rightly feared that entering the war on the side of Germany would cost Spain her overseas possessions and that the country would not be able to withstand the pressure of an economic blockade. 52 The Wehrmacht High Command's hope of obtaining French co-operation lasted only a few days longer.

49 After informing Mussolini-who was extremely reluctant to renounce his war aims with regard to France, but finally agreed to postpone their realization until a peace settlement was reached-Hitler set about persuading France and Spain to co-operate with Germany. On 22 October he met Laval in Montoire, and on 23 October Franco in Hendaye. The next day he was back in Montoire to meet Petain and Laval. While Hitler was very disappointed by his talk with Franco, the French seemed prepared to co-operate in ways to be determined from case to case.

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