There has been growing an ever increasing fascination within me regarding how the Third Reich gained and managed to keep control in Germany from 1933 to 1945. Perhaps much of this can be attributed to my love for history, but not all of it. I see the study of Nazi Germany to be extremely relevant concerning the situation the United States finds itself in currently. We are ripe for a Hitler! Economically, socially, and politically much of the framework is already in place. A non-extensive list of parallels would include our economic condition, our "politically correct" ethic, our value for human life, our consolidation of power in D.C., our interest in Eastern religious philosophies, our "green" movement, our educational system, our familiar breakdown, and most importantly our compromise within the church.