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Hitler-Jugend (Hitler Youth), 1933. Digital image. N.p., 12 Aug. 2012. Web. 24 Nov. 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hitler-Jugend_(1933).jpg.

The most effective way of making everybody serve the single system of ends toward which the social plan is directed is to make everybody believe in those ends. To make a totalitarian system function efficiently, it is not enough that everybody should be forced to work for the same ends. It is essential that the people should regard them as their own ends. Although the beliefs must be chosen for the people and imposed upon them, they must become their beliefs, a generally accepted creed which makes the individuals as far as possible act spontaneously in the way the planner wants... This is, of course, brought about by the various forms of propaganda. Its technique is now so familiar that we need say little about it. The only point that needs to be stressed is that neither propaganda in itself nor the techniques employed are peculiar to totalitarianism and that what so completely changes its nature and effect in a totalitarian state is that all propaganda serves the same goal--that all instruments of propaganda are coordinated to influence the individuals in the same direction and to produce the characteristic Gleichschaltung (coordination) of all minds.

Hayek, Friedrich A. "The End of Truth." The Road to Serfdom. Ed. Bruce Caldwell. 1944 ed. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2007. 171. Print.

Which of the following conclusions about the period from 1930 to 1939 is most directly supported by the picture and passage above?

A

Nazi Germany would have a decided advantage in World War II given the abundant numbers of German children entering fighting age compared to the British and French populations.

B

Official attempts to indoctrinate German children were largely unsuccessful, especially following the Reichstag fire in February 1933.

C

To the surprise of many at the time, the ranks of the Hitler Youth were remarkably diverse, especially in regard to the boys' religious affiliation.

D

Children were not exempted but rather targeted by the Nazi propagandists who aimed at eliminating individualism in favor of creating a like-minded population.

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