Everyone knows about their Holocaust and their failures in Russia and that Hitler was an idiot, but no one notices that:

- Their propaganda continually spouted stuff about self-determinism and "willpower toward the future," which the people ate up.

- At the same time, those people were locked into a totalitarian society in which there was very little opportunity for true self-determinism, and and the people had sacrificed their free will to the will of their government.