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    do all Germans deserve blame for nazism? Or all Italians for fascism? Certainly not, but the German and Italian people, as a whole, elected the dictators and either supported them or were passive. So, while an individual was blameless, he was guilty as part of a nation.

    An additional example: War reparations after the First World War did not distinguish between Germans who opposed and those who supported the Kaiser.

    It sucks, but, while collective punishment is not useable in criminal law, it certainly applies to political responsibility and to democracy.

    Iuris praecepta sunt haec: Honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere. - Ulpian, Digestae 1, 3

    by Dauphin on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 05:41:42 AM PDT

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