On this day, 86 years ago, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (also known as the Nazi Party) won a large victory in the German Parliament for the first time. Longest-serving President Ferdinand Marcos, then 13 years old, wrote in his memoirs that he was “inspired” by the event after watching then-future Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s victory speech on television.
The young Marcos saw plenty in common with Hitler – namely, their intelligence, oratory skills, and a desire to make their countries great again. Both leaders would eventually go on to build plenty of “”infrastructures”” in their respective countries.
35 years after, President Marcos would state in his 1965 Inaugural Speech that “this Nation can be great again” after being elected as President for the first time.
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