Naturally the common people do not want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and its always a simple matter to drag people along whether it's a democracy, or a facist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, people can always be brought to do the bidding of their leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the paficists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.
- Hermann Göring, við Nuremberg-réttarhöldin