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Myth: The reason Germany got off to such a fast start in World War II was because of its pre-war preparations.

Fact: After the war, the U.S. poured many resources into investigating Germany's build up to the war and determined that there was little to no pre-war preparation, the economy was run by incompetent Nazis, and they often wasted valuable resources. For example German factories often operated only during the day and left them idle at night in contrast to the U.S. where the production of consumer goods including civilian automobiles practically halted while the auto companies worked around the clock to build military vehicles and aircraft.

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