What do you do when an idea does not work? Then you come up a new idea. In the epoch of the world wars they were looking for an alternative to democracy
First World War
In the first world war fought under Germany, Austria-Hungary more and Turkey against France, Belgium, Great Britain and Russia. Netherlands was neutral and caught many Belgian refugees. Food went on the receipt. Because international trade stopped, there was much unemployment.
Bullies are often very uncertain. That you see in the history. The Germans have done terrible things because they felt themselves very insecure