Primo de Rivera Primo de Rivera was a Spanish general and dictator. De Rivera was born in 1870 at Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz. His father was a Governor-General of the Philippines - a Spanish possession at the time. Primo de Rivera graduated from Toledo General Military Academy and saw service in the Spanish army and fought in Morocco, Cuba and the Philippines and by 1910 had achieved the rank of major-general.
Rudolf Hess was born in 1894 and died in Spandau Prison in 19. Rudolf Hess was Hitler's deputy leader in the Nazi Party. Hess had been involved with the Nazi Party from its earliest days and was on the march to the Beer Hall that lead to his and Hitler's imprisonment at Landsberg Prison from 1923 to 1924.
By 1935, the 'Leibstandarte' regiment had been joined by the 'Germania' and 'Deutschland' regiments. They operated under the 'Verfugungstruppe', which was a unit of divisional strength. Hitler had made it clear that the 'Verfugungstruppe' was “a standing armed unit exclusively at my disposal.” It was to take its place in the army's order of battle.
Propaganda within Nazi Germany was taken to a new and frequently perverse level. Hitler was very aware of the value of good propaganda and he appointed Joseph Goebbels as head of propaganda. Propaganda is the art of persuasion - persuading others that your 'side of the story' is correct. Propaganda might take the form of persuading others that your military might is too great to be challenged; that your political might within a nation is too great or popular to challenge etc.
1) In America just the Democrats and Republicans reign supreme at a political level. 2) In the 2008 election no other party will have any chance of success. Why? 3) Instinctively Americans will almost to a person only vote for either the Democrats or Republicans as this is the way they do it. 4) Over the years only these 2 parties have managed to build up sufficient funds to fight a national campaign at the level required for success.
George Blake was a spy for the Soviet Union during the 1950's. Blake was caught when a Polish spy who had defected to the West blew his cover to the CIA. There was great anger over what Blake had done and he received a prison sentence of 42 years, the longest ever handed out at the time except for a prisoner actually sentenced to a full life term.