In Ukraine, Echoes of the Anschluss

Nazi parallels may be appropriate in the case of Russia's potential invasion of Ukraine.
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A corollary to Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies states that once a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis is made in an online discussion, the thread ends and the person who mentioned Hitler automatically loses the argument. In some cases, however, the rule doesn't apply -- such as when the behavior of other totalitarian regimes is discussed.

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