They for sure got motive, but that's not enough to establish them as perpetrator, one would need far more than the mere suspicion.Jurgen wrote:In my opinion, the biggest suspect is the great Banking houses/International Financiers etc. Germany provided a sterling example of how a country can flourish when you oust them (the Banksters et al). So war was declared. The "Good Guys" won, and the NSDAP was tainted with such evil that no-one would dare look to the monetary/economic changes they put in place and replicate them in their own countries, thereby robbing the Banksters of their profits..
Indeed the "economy of the third Reich" is some kind of mysteriously, mostly ignored area. The common narrative being told is quite vague when it comes to details. What usually is said that Hitler expanded the armaments sector and that's how he solved the issue of unemployment. He financed the armament purchases by "making debt". This is really just a caricature on what has happened and tries to serve the "Hitler was keen on war narrative".
The reality is a bit different from this. The first thing the National Socialists did do was consolidating their power getting most of the civil society organisations on line with the program. This would be the trade unions. They started with infrastructure building programs. Those were financed with with interest free loans calculated based on expected labor expenses. Same principle applied to privately owned businesses. They could get loans based on the wages they'd pay over a certain period. With that money they could purchase more equipment and resources, the loan would be paid back with the revenue from sales. There was some dirigism involved in the economy and also various price and currency controls. International trade was conducted via an exchange scheme. E.g. German machines against commodities from another country. In all this the banks, especially the bigger ones were fixed into their place, preventing them from making inflated profits on loans and international trade. That was huge profit opportunities taken away from them and essentially the purchasing power channeled elsewhere.
The economic mode isn't without problems, but since the "Third Reich Economy" has never been investigated thoroughly and isn't really part of public discourse, this is difficult to ascertain.
The fact that the standard of living among German workers grew tremendously was also noticed by foreigner, other countries may get encouraged to fix the banksters in their place and emulate Germany. Needless to say that this will have called the lobbyists on the plan, who would then use their power with media and politicians AGAINST National Socialist Germany.
The emergence of the Holocaust falls into that milieu, but I think more research on roleplayers is needed.