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“Furthermore, let us not forget the new elections which we must hold soon, now that President Ebert has resigned. These elections must be portrayed as free, even if there is a member of the Ordnertruppe stationed in every voting booth with a clipboard and pen to take down the names of those who do not vote for the Darbeitpartei.”

“Germany and the rest of the world will see democracy in action, mein Führer.”

“Herr Göring.”

Mein Führer.”

“As Minister of Aviation, it is now your job to build our national airline. Civilian pilots flying other civilians around the country, of course, but men, who like our good policemen, might find themselves called upon to put their skills to use for the Wehrmacht sometime in the near future.”

Göring leered across the table at the Führer, who was standing near the far wall of the room with his arms crossed on his chest. “I am looking forward to it with pleasure.”

“Good. General Lossow.”

Ja.

“Do not think I have forgotten about the Germany Navy. Our first naval priority is the construction of U-boats. Work with Admiral Raeder to arrange for the construction of submarines in neutral countries for now. You might find firms in Finland, Holland, and Spain willing to accommodate us. We can store the frames and parts of them at Kiel, and assemble them when the time is right.”

“Yes, mein Führer.”

“We’ll address the matter of surface ships later, but we will address it.





































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