>>6874839>The Germans were a democratic people before Hitler, and they were again after him.
You're heart is in the right place, but this is incorrect. There Germans WEREN'T a democratic people, that's how an autocrat had appeal. All the countries that had authoritarian leaders in the 30s and 40s had no tradition of democracy, which is why they were OK with a king like figure taking over. He was merely stepping into the gap their kings had left.
The countries that did have democratic traditions, namely Britain, America and France avoided autocracy.