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Germany's Master Plan: The Story of Industrial Offensive by Joseph Borkin, Charles A. Welsh

By Joseph Borkin, Charles A. Welsh

It is a extremely important booklet at the workings of German and fascism from the start of the Nazis assumption of energy during the warfare.

Borkin and others have been tasked with discovering stopgaps in German construction which can then be exploited for Allied bombing campaigns. Their findings brought on rightful outrage on the time. in spite of the fact that, following the warfare, Germany fast grew to become a pal opposed to a perceived Soviet danger. the outcome: twenty years of anti-fascist study from the mid-30s to mid-50s has been significantly neglected.

Here's a pleasant thorough evaluation, by means of Dave Emory. Emory is a conspiracy theorist, yet his learn on fascism during the finish of WW2 and the postwar US/European intelligence group (Gehlen association, Gladio staybehind, etc.) within reason impeccable. it is just while he doesn't have all of the evidence (for instance, Martin Bormann's disappearance) that he starts making what are less tenuous conclusions.
He offers a duplicate of this publication, yet I touched up his test a bit, mixed it right into a unmarried pdf with separate pages, and so forth. i've got numerous others anti-fascist books I'll add which have been wiped clean up from Emory, or referenced through Emory:

Dave Emory's Review:
Authors Borkin and Welsh ana­lyze how the Nazis took advan­tage of the bud­ding glob­al­ized econ­omy to limit either their ene­mies’ strate­gic pro­duc­tion and their entry to crit­i­cal uncooked mate­ri­als. an analogous car­tel agree­ments gave the Ger­man battle econ­omy entry to tech­no­log­i­cal information and uncooked mate­ri­als important to the suc­cess­ful pros­e­cu­tion of mod­ern indus­trial war­fare. Learn­ing the teachings of defeat from international conflict I, the Ger­man military-industrial com­plex additionally sought to take advantage of tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tion to make up for key components of short­fall. Uti­liz­ing modern tech­nol­ogy to nice advan­tage, com­pa­nies similar to I.G. Far­ben devel­oped approaches to syn­the­size oil, rub­ber, nar­cotics to regard casu­al­ties and different inno­va­tions that significantly aided the Ger­man wartime economy.

Key to the Ger­man indus­trial offen­sive used to be the doc­trine of the recognized Pruss­ian mil­i­tary philoso­pher Karl von Clausewitz—the first strate­gic philosopher to for­mal­ize the con­cept of “Total War.” On pages sixteen and 17, Borkin and Welsh dis­cuss von Clausewitz’s analy­sis of the rela­tion­ship among conflict and peace, essen­tial to under­stand­ing the con­cept of overall War.

“Ger­many has lengthy under­stood this strat­egy of overall warfare. Karl von Clause­witz, the daddy of mod­ern Ger­man mil­i­tarism, set out its significant premise while he acknowledged, ‘War is not any inde­pen­dent factor; the most lin­ea­ments of all nice strate­gic plans are of a polit­i­cal nature, the extra so the extra they contain the total­ity of struggle and the State.’ To von Clause­witz, peace used to be a con­tin­u­a­tion of struggle via different capability. In impact, he acknowledged to Ger­many, ‘Dis­arm your enemy in peace by way of diplo­macy and alternate should you might con­quer him extra read­ily at the box of bat­tle.’ This phi­los­o­phy of war-in-peace turned the keynote of Germany’s polit­i­cal and eco­nomic inter­course with different countries. those tenets clarify why, two times inside a gen­er­a­tion, we now have entered conflict not just fac­ing the may possibly of Ger­man armies, yet shack­led by means of eco­nomic bondage to Ger­man indus­try. German-controlled car­tels have been normally the ser­vants of Ger­man inter­est. That their loy­alty to Ger­many used to be undi­vided explains the uni­for­mity of the agree­ments which they made. Germany’s indus­trial assault had as its car­di­nal pur­pose the rever­sal of block­ade. Patents and mystery ‘know-how’ have been used to bar our entry to our personal technology.”

By con­trast, the Ger­man firms’ for­eign car­tel part­ners appeared on those rela­tion­ships as mere vehi­cles to max­i­mize prof­its by way of elim­i­nat­ing com­pe­ti­tion and lim­it­ing pro­duc­tion. On web page 17, the authors strengthen this theme:

“ . . . To busi­ness­men within the usa, Eng­land, and France, inter­na­tional car­tels have been an effi­cient technique of guar­an­tee­ing monop­oly. Indus­tri­al­ists out­side of Ger­many idea by way of low out­put, excessive costs, and max­i­mum prof­its. They looked divi­sions of either ter­ri­tory and fields of pro­duc­tion as com­fort­able and eas­ily policed meth­ods through which they can unfastened them­selves from com­pe­ti­tion and cre­ate spheres of monopoly.”

As end result of the this sharp dis­par­ity within the view­points of the Ger­man and Allied indus­tri­al­ists, the armies fac­ing the 3rd Reich’s sol­diers at the box of bat­tle have been put at a fun­da­men­tal dis­ad­van­tage. On pages thirteen and 14, Borkin and Welsh high­light the mil­i­tary result of the car­tel agreements:

“ . . . Wher­ever there has been a car­tel prior to, in 1942, there has been a mil­i­tary short­age. the military and army peti­tioned civil­ians to show in binoc­u­lars and lenses. The Baruch Com­mit­tee pronounced that if we don't remedy the syn­thetic rub­ber prob­lem, we are facing a ‘civil­ian and mil­i­tary col­lapse.’ The gal­lant stand of MacArthur’s males on Bataan grew to become extra des­per­ate simply because they discovered them­selves with­out qui­nine. The grow­ing pri­or­ity lists of chem­i­cals and plas­tics have been an inven­tory of car­tels. after we attempted to instrument up our new fac­to­ries, with each sec­ond of pass­ing time work­ing opposed to us, the inability of tung­sten car­bide blunted the sting of our attempt. This ros­ter of scarce mate­ri­als and the absence of sub­sti­tutes have a com­mon cause.”

“These short­ages converse vol­umes for the bril­liant plan­ning of the Ger­man offen­sive. the 1st ‘Report to the Nation,’ issued Jan­u­ary 14, 1942, through the place of work of proof and Fig­ures, says: ‘[The enemy] has labored for a few years to weaken our mil­i­tary poten­tial. via patent con­trols and car­tel agree­ments he suc­ceeded in lim­it­ing Amer­i­can pro­duc­tion and export of many important mate­ri­als. He stored the costs of those mate­ri­als up and the out­put down. He used to be wag­ing struggle, and he did his paintings good, decoy­ing impor­tant Amer­i­can com­pa­nies into agree­ments, the pur­pose of which they didn't experience. . . . The record of mate­ri­als affected is long—beryllium, opti­cal instru­ments, mag­ne­sium, tung­sten car­bide, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, hor­mones, dyes, and lots of extra. if you happen to fit every one prod­uct with its mil­i­tary use, the sig­nif­i­cance of the assault turns into transparent. Beryl­lium is an important ele­ment for alloys that make shell springs; mag­ne­sium makes air­planes and incen­di­ary bombs; tung­sten car­bide is essen­tial for pre­ci­sion desktop instruments. Con­cealed at the back of dummy cor­po­ra­tions, the enemy went unchecked for years, utilizing our personal criminal machin­ery to ham­string us. [Ital­ics added.]’ Dur­ing the earlier 20 years, this car­tel machine has been the 1st line of Ger­man attack. . . .”

Actu­al­iz­ing the von Clause­witz doc­trine that “war is a con­tin­u­a­tion of pol­icy by way of different means,” the 3rd Reich and its Axis allies used their mil­i­tary onslaught to dras­ti­cally exac­er­bate the imbal­ance in strate­gic indus­trial pro­duc­tion. On pages 15 and sixteen, the authors write: “The influence of Axis vic­to­ries, in Europe and within the Pacific, supply them an advan­tage which we are going to spend many thou­sands of lives to over­come. The rever­sal of posi­tion is starkly evi­dent within the fol­low­ing fig­ures on a few of the significant resources:
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The Mar­tin, Ambruster and DuBois texts additionally conceal the consequences of the Ger­man car­tels, in addition to the post­war defeat of makes an attempt to deliver respon­si­ble par­ties to jus­tice and to dis­man­tle the car­tel sys­tem. it really is greater than a lit­tle inter­est­ing to con­tem­plate the sorrowful country of Amer­i­can indus­try within the early a part of the twenty first cen­tury in mild of the per­pet­u­a­tion of the rela­tion­ship among significant U.S. and Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions. Have the Ger­man organizations performed a job in delib­er­ately under­min­ing the Amer­i­can com­mer­cial man­u­fac­tur­ing econ­omy anal­o­gous to the only they under­took within the run-up to international battle II? In that con­text, it truly is impor­tant to keep in mind that cor­po­rate Ger­many is the instrument of the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work defined through Paul Man­ning in Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile.

The Bor­mann net­work incor­po­rated plans to have Ger­man indus­try finance the Nazi get together in an under­ground fash­ion after the struggle, these plans hav­ing been ini­ti­ated on the Stras­bourg (Alsace-Lorraine) meet­ing in 1944.

An impor­tant sup­ple­ment to weigh in con­nec­tion with this analy­sis con­cerns the plans of the Nazi gov­ern­ment in exile in Madrid, dis­cussed in T.H. Tetens’ the hot Ger­many and the outdated Nazis. The Under­ground Reich set forth a part of the SS and Nazi schedule: ” . . . . different fields of activ­i­ties for the crowd have been polit­i­cal pro­pa­ganda in for­eign coun­tries, car­ried out in shut con­tact with the Nazi head­quar­ters in Madrid, and the ini­ti­a­tion of con­spir­a­cies in for­eign coun­tries on behalf of Ger­man indus­trial car­tels. . . .”

Remem­ber: with the arrival of nuclear guns, frontal war­fare among nice international locations of the sort that had dom­i­nated inter­na­tional rela­tions for a few years grew to become obso­lete. Cor­po­rate energy is now the deci­sive deter­min­ing fac­tor in inter­na­tional polit­i­cal rela­tion­ships. The Ger­mans discovered the les­son of the pri­macy of cor­po­rate pol­icy because of defeat in international wars. Are we now pay­ing the fee for over­look­ing that very same les­son? Are the con­spir­a­cies hatched “in for­eign coun­tries on behalf of Ger­man car­tels” now mak­ing their pres­ence felt?

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