2. PUSHING MILITARY SPENDINGObviously a strong military was key to Hitler’s expansionist plans. Between 1932 and 1938 he increased military spending to nearly 12 times its original level. He broke the Treaty of Versailles which had greatly limited the growth of the German army, and this military might was a key step in returning his country to a world power again.
“I’m gonna make our military so big, so powerful, so strong that nobody – absolutely nobody – is going to mess with us,” said Donald Trump, speaking about the US military, already by far the largest military in the world. He has also promised to use the military to expand bombing campaigns in the Middle East and to torture prisoners of war (note: he has flip-flopped on the torture position a couple of times).
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