Here’s a video of Hitler exhibiting choreiform movement disorder from chronic amphetamine use.
As far as I can gather his advisors basically doped him up in order for him to perform as the Fuhrer of Nazi Germany.
You know what’s crazy though? ISIS soldiers were also given stimulants – Captagon specifically, or maybe more like street formulations of adulterated Captagon – which is fenethylline, combining the effects of amphetamine and theophylline, the latter of which is a xanthine class alkaloid found in tea and cocoa.
Makes you wonder about a lot of things. The “psychopharmacology” of the third Reich, how these substances affect consciousness, what it does to people.
Absolutely unreal to just watch it in action, how entire periods of human history are, or must be, shaped by different compounds.
It’s hard to make lucid observations on things that are this complex.