If you even slightly paid attention in history class then you will have learned that the Nazi’s were bad people. What you probably do not know is that Nazi Germany under the Third Reich did a whole bunch of really good things. It’s true. It doesn’t excuse the bad stuff, but the Nazi’s were way ahead of the rest of the world in a lot of things. Here’s just 3 of them…
The Nazi’s loved the environment
In 1935 the Nazi’s created the worlds first environmental protection laws. Multiple parks and lands were declared protected due to their natural significance. Also the mishandling animals was made a crime punishable by imprisonment. Experimenting on live animals was also made illegal.
The Nazi’s supported strong family values
Financial incentives, allowances, marriage loans and child subsidies were provided equally to each and every segment of society.
Married couples to obtain interest free loans of at least 1000 Reich Marks (9 months salary) to start families. The couple was allowed to keep 250 marks of the loan for every child it produced.
Workers received the 5-day work week, subsidized vacations and free public health.
The Nazi’s hated smoking (officially anyways)
Nazi doctors were the first to link smoking to lung cancer. The public was educated on the dangers and Nazi Germany was the first to place “warning” photos of cancerous lungs on cigarette boxes.
Also prohibited was…
… the sale of cigarettes to women.
… smoking for people under the age of 18.
… smoking for people in uniforms.
… smoking in public areas.
*And I didn’t even mention advances in transportation, reusable energy research, the thriving economy, lack of an international debt or unemployment…