Germany's Master Plan: The Story of Industrial Offensive

By Joseph Borkin, Charles A. Welsh

This can be a vitally important publication at the workings of German and fascism from the start of the Nazis assumption of strength throughout the conflict.

Borkin and others have been tasked with discovering stopgaps in German creation that can then be exploited for Allied bombing campaigns. Their findings triggered rightful outrage on the time. besides the fact that, following the conflict, Germany speedy grew to become a chum opposed to a perceived Soviet probability. the outcome: twenty years of anti-fascist examine from the mid-30s to mid-50s has been critically neglected.

Here's a pleasant thorough assessment, by means of Dave Emory. Emory is a conspiracy theorist, yet his study on fascism during the finish of WW2 and the postwar US/European intelligence neighborhood (Gehlen association, Gladio staybehind, etc.) within reason impeccable. it's only whilst he doesn't have the entire proof (for instance, Martin Bormann's disappearance) that he starts making what are less tenuous conclusions.
He presents a replica of this booklet, yet I touched up his experiment 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 were wiped clean up from Emory, or referenced by way of 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 identical car­tel agree­ments gave the Ger­man battle econ­omy entry to tech­no­log­i­cal information and uncooked mate­ri­als very important to the suc­cess­ful pros­e­cu­tion of mod­ern indus­trial war­fare. Learn­ing the teachings of defeat from global conflict I, the Ger­man military-industrial com­plex additionally sought to take advantage of tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tion to make up for key parts of short­fall. Uti­liz­ing modern tech­nol­ogy to nice advan­tage, com­pa­nies akin to I.G. Far­ben devel­oped approaches to syn­the­size oil, rub­ber, nar­cotics to regard casu­al­ties and different inno­va­tions that drastically aided the Ger­man wartime economy.

Key to the Ger­man indus­trial offen­sive was once 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 warfare and peace, essen­tial to under­stand­ing the con­cept of overall War.

“Ger­many has lengthy under­stood this strat­egy of overall battle. Karl von Clause­witz, the daddy of mod­ern Ger­man mil­i­tarism, set out its significant premise while he acknowledged, ‘War isn't any inde­pen­dent factor; the most lin­ea­ments of all nice strate­gic plans are of a polit­i­cal nature, the extra so the extra they comprise the total­ity of battle and the State.’ To von Clause­witz, peace used to be a con­tin­u­a­tion of warfare through different skill. In impression, he acknowledged to Ger­many, ‘Dis­arm your enemy in peace by way of diplo­macy and exchange in case you could con­quer him extra read­ily at the box of bat­tle.’ This phi­los­o­phy of war-in-peace grew to become the keynote of Germany’s polit­i­cal and eco­nomic inter­course with different countries. those tenets clarify why, two times inside of a gen­er­a­tion, we have now entered conflict not just fac­ing the may perhaps of Ger­man armies, yet shack­led by means of eco­nomic bondage to Ger­man indus­try. German-controlled car­tels have been continually the ser­vants of Ger­man inter­est. That their loy­alty to Ger­many was once 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 regarded on those rela­tion­ships as mere vehi­cles to max­i­mize prof­its through elim­i­nat­ing com­pe­ti­tion and lim­it­ing pro­duc­tion. On web page 17, the authors enhance this theme:

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

As because 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 earlier than, in 1942, there has been a mil­i­tary short­age. the military and army peti­tioned civil­ians to show in binoc­u­lars and lenses. The Baruch Com­mit­tee mentioned that if we don't resolve 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 software up our new fac­to­ries, with each sec­ond of pass­ing time work­ing opposed to us, the shortcoming 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 communicate vol­umes for the bril­liant plan­ning of the Ger­man offen­sive. the 1st ‘Report to the Nation,’ issued Jan­u­ary 14, 1942, by means of the workplace 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 very important mate­ri­als. He saved the costs of those mate­ri­als up and the out­put down. He was once wag­ing battle, 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 plenty of extra. for those who 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 in the back of dummy cor­po­ra­tions, the enemy went unchecked for years, utilizing our personal criminal machin­ery to ham­string us. [Ital­ics added.]’ Dur­ing the previous 20 years, this car­tel gadget has been the 1st line of Ger­man attack. . . .”

Actu­al­iz­ing the von Clause­witz doc­trine that “war is a con­tin­u­a­tion of pol­icy through 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 impact of Axis vic­to­ries, in Europe and within the Pacific, provide 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 number 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 convey 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 enterprises performed a job in delib­er­ately under­min­ing the Amer­i­can com­mer­cial man­u­fac­tur­ing econ­omy anal­o­gous to the single they under­took within the run-up to global conflict II? In that con­text, it's impor­tant to keep in mind that cor­po­rate Ger­many is the software 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 recent Ger­many and the outdated Nazis. The Under­ground Reich set forth a part of the SS and Nazi time table: ” . . . . different fields of activ­i­ties for the gang 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 appearance of nuclear guns, frontal war­fare among nice international locations of the sort that had dom­i­nated inter­na­tional rela­tions for a few years turned obso­lete. Cor­po­rate strength is now the deci­sive deter­min­ing fac­tor in inter­na­tional polit­i­cal rela­tion­ships. The Ger­mans discovered the les­son of the pri­macy of cor­po­rate pol­icy due to defeat in global 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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