"Naturally, the commone people don't want war, but after all, it is the leders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a faschist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danter. It works the same in every country"
-Hermann Goering, Hitler's Reich-Marshall at the Nuremberg Trials after WWII.
Props to Scott