An observer in Germany in 1946 would have seen death, refugees,hunger and misery. Would it have been justified to say: Yes, well, history to one side and all that, the whole world hates them and is occupying them and they have cut their country to pieces, and look at them suffering! Being a victim doesn't mean you have to be in the right, you can be a victim of your bad choices, too. In German'y case a century of militarism and nationalism reduced the nation to rubble, but no one was sorry.
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