Thursday, January 22, 2009

Catholics, Monarchists and Nazis

It is no secret Catholics have an appreciation for monarchy (since they have an appreciation for liberty). What has that appreciation meant in relatively modern - that is, anti-royalist - times? Well, in Nazi Germany it meant this:

Percentage of Nazi votes, July 31, 1932:

Percentage of Catholics in Germany, 1934 census results:

Looks like the anti-Monarchist Nazis didn't fair too well with the monarchist-friendly Catholics.


Brian Zuelke said...

Hiya! Great blog, but where did you get those pictures from? I'm not doubting the statistics, I'd just like to obtain a copy of the source.

verily prosaic said...

Great question: I wish I could tell you. Unfortunately, since I culled them from the net some time ago, I cannot. I will see if I can find the source then post it at a later date.

Thanks for reading!

brendon said...

Those maps are included in Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn's book Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Times. It can be purchased from the Ludwig von Mises Institute. If one does not wish to own it - though I think it is an excellent book - then one should be able to track down a copy through interlibrary loan.

(I will add, as a caveat, that the copy I own was published in 1993 by Christendom Press. But I see no reason the maps would not be in the edition published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute.)

Anonymous said...

You can download this book for free at this site:

Happy reading!