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>proclaims the triumph of the Will
>loses because of material conditions
Huh, really makes you think, doesn't it?
how does triumph of the will lose out to material conditions?
Simple. Either Nazi Germany, Japan, and Italy didn't have the will to win vis-a-vis the allies or they lost because of material factors.

Maybe the Japanese should have willed a new carrier fleet and some B-29s into existence.
how can you say this is certain, what's your evidence?
it seems like germany, italy and japan had plenty of resources and manpower, it looks like they lost out to miscalculations in human thought
>it looks like they lost out to miscalculations in human thought
So they didn't have the will to win? Or are you saying they were inferior thinkers compared to the allies?
first one.
statists and capitalism offer two different incentives for wartime and nationalism.

when you base your ideology on nationalist principles, and ultimately your entire country is run by the state. top ranking officials aren't necessarily chosen for their skill in that particular job. the same is true about the military. one example is that USSR ended up collapsing due to high ranking political offices favoring whatever got them the high ranking in the first place, but not actually believing in the actual cause.
in other words
people's will to fight was only based on self preservation.
It's not much different from capitalism, but at least with capitalism the will for self preservation is lessened due to alternative incentives
>I am a high ranking official because I the most nationalist out of my group.
>I am a high ranking official because I want to get paid the most.

at the end of the day, greed equates to love ultimately, so you could argue that loyalty to ones country isn't really a strong motivator to fight to the death.
Strategic bombing.
Turn every cities, big and small into a wasteland and the population get so busy staying alive that they loose their will to fight.
Then proclaim that the loosing side is bad because they don't believe in the neutrality of civilians.
>loyalty to ones country isn't really a strong motivator to fight to the death.
The Polish, Japaneses and German resistance in WWII, compared to the display of the Afgan and Iraqi army in recent past offer a different perspective.
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It is neither of those things, it all has to do with God. In God we trust.

The Portsmouth Compact
"The 7th day of the first month, 1638. We whose names are underwritten do here solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as he shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of his given us in his holy word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby."

United States v Macintosh
The majority decision by SCOTUS in 1931:
"We are a Christian people (Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 U. S. 457, 143 U. S. 470-471), according to one another the equal right of religious freedom and acknowledging with reverence the duty of obedience to the will of God. But, also, we are a nation with the duty to survive; a nation whose Constitution contemplates war as well as peace; whose government must go forward upon the assumption, and safely can proceed upon no other, that unqualified allegiance to the nation and submission and obedience to the laws of the land, as well those made for war as those made for peace, are not inconsistent with the will of God."

Church of the Holy Trinity v United States (1892)
Unanimous SCOTUS ruling says in part:
"These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. In the face of all these, shall it be believed that a Congress of the United States intended to make it a misdemeanor for a church of this country to contract for the services of a Christian minister residing in another nation?"
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Why didn't they win? They had it on the belt buckle!
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Why cute girls are talking about this
They are anthro boats or something
It's a kantai collection doujin

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