Here is a 2023 comparison of DeSantis's Florida policies compared to the Third Reich starting in the 1930's.
DEMOCRACY AND VOTING
Florida-Adoption of authoritarian rule by the State Executive embodied in termination of a duly elected state prosecutor whose policies DeSantis opposed, incarceration of parolees who legally voted, restriction of voting drop boxes and highly restrictive/punitive voter registration rules, limits on third party activists groups, limits on mail voting and restriction on providing water/food for line-waiting voters. Punish legal rivals through dubious legal action. Attacks on free press critical of DeSantis administration.. Takeover of the Republican Party by the MAGA movement.
Third Reich-Exploited democracy vulnerabilities to make imposition of authoritarian/undemocratic policies appear legal, undermined political norms to advantage fascism, use of emergency powers to advantage rule by their minority party. Elimination of independent Press and instituted a state propaganda press, creation of a police state. Takeover of the Conservative Party by the Fascists.
Florida- Ban diversity, equity and Inclusion from curriculum. Ban and criminalize "wokeism" among public school teachers.
Third Reich-Taught ethnic superiority of Aryans and Propagandized German Nationalism.
Florida-Selectively banning books written by Black authors and those with anti-racism themes and history of minority U.S.A. persons and tolerance for LBGTQ persons; proposing using libraries for USA nationalism indoctrination.
Third Reich-held public events burning books written by Jews and objectionable anti-authoritarian themes.
TREATMENT OF NON-HETEROSEXUAL PERSONS
Florida-Condemnation of citizens espousing tolerance and support for those with differing lifestyles and sexual orientation or "wokeism"
Third Reich-Repression of homosexuals, arresting and jailing them and ultimately, murdering them.
Florida- legislation banning abortions after 6 weeks
Third Reich-Support for the Catholic Church's position of banning abortion through agreements with local Catholic bishops and the a fascist neutrality agreement with the Vatican.
Florida-Reduce/eliminate Medicaid services for low income Floridians, ban/criminalize gender affirmimg medical care, reduce budgets for mental health care. Opposed Covid vaccines based on anti-science ideology.
Third Reich-Instituted forced sterilization of physically/mentally impaired and extermination of them, reduced health services funding to fund the war effort.
TREATMENT OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
Florida-Transport undocumented immigrants to Blue states.
Third Reich-Banning of immigration of those deemed not Aryan.
This situation in Florida is clearly not coincidental. It is a deliberate undermining of democracy in the interest of attaining power for leaders with authoritarian leadership tendencies. The research is clear.....those tendencies reside primarily with members of the Republican party. It is ironic that many Florida residents are members of minority groups such as those north Americans of the Jewish faith and Hispanic persons whose roots or families immigrated here to escape from south and central American countries with highly abusive authoritarian/fascist leadership.