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    America he prevented what was widely feared, that of a communist type revolution, by adopting many of the methods of the early fascists: domination of the legislative branch, handing over to big business the role of self regulation of prices and supplies in the form of the NRA codes, nationalist economic policies of autarky through tariff controls and avoiding commitments to international markets and free trade, use of the military to attempt to delivery the mails in order to bust the corrupt private airline operated contractors. This is how FDR prevented a complete collapse of the US economic, and political system. Contradictory? Yes, but the common thread was a massive increase in executive power and authority and in the size and purview of the federal government, without the change in the form of constitution of the goverment.

    One thng FDR did not do was immediately embark upon an expensive rearmaments program.

    H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

    by Knarfc on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 11:32:45 PM PDT

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