Yeh your right about the multi-faceted nature of facist ideology. There was the political ideology that appealed to German sense of order, and productivity, their racist policies that appealed to the greater part of Europe, even if most Europeans would deny it, and the overriding nature of the main characters running the show. It was the paranoid behaviour, the megalomania, and the drug induced egotism and plan criminal behavoiur of these chaps that made them more concerned about watching out for the knives in back, blaming selected minorities for all the problems that they had, instead of looking into a mirror to see the actual problem itself; Added to that the base criminal behaviour of been more interested in looting than the greater strategic picture. I no way a facist supporter. BUT I will not link every endeavor made in Germany to facist credit. From what I understand the Nazi were a minority party (23% of the total vote) that the other political parties thought they could control thru.the standard political practice once in power. There seemed to be naive opinion of these thugs that cost the world some very exspensive life lessons.
What I am repeatedly trying to do is look into the endeavors of the majority of participants that can only be accused of anything other than been patriotic Germans trying to recover their counties losses and position in the world affairs. Not every little detail of everyones actions directed to the greater good of the Nazi party, rather it rode on the coat tails of others achievements often claiming all the credit.
Unfortunately historical accounts rarely seem to be able to separate their historical arguments into their separate components.
What I am interested in here is NOT the socio-political question, but socio-economic question of what was the reasons behind the construction of there docks and was there any revalance to their dimensions linking that to future ship construction other than the H_class? Politics are of minimal concern at this point.
Linking everything to the Nazi lunatics is just a iritating distraction fogging up any in-depth study of the decision making by the average 'Joe blow' German. I am the first to admit that of course the political distraction of having to deal with these criminals had to have some effect on what was happening, but I do not believe we should focus every explanation of events solely on this one political aspect of the historical account.