Well if I can give my humble opinion I guess the type of man this game attracts have more in common than not. I'm certain most of us read military history books by the score, have been playing similar games for a long time, and have some kind of military experience.
Also from my experience in other forums, this kind of games appeals more to the European player than console gaming for instance. Europeans are more present in strategy game forums than in other game forums.
Another thing I have noticed over the years in these kind of forums is that politics are always, kind of present, people seem about to burst their political views this kind of forums at every opportunity, at every excuse...Again I don't know why, but to me it has always looked that way...I have my suspicions but i'll keep them to myself as to why it may be...
This said we are still politically divided as always, its a fact. Not every die hard Nazi died without children, not every communist, fascist etc, and well not every democrat died without children, we are all here I'm sure.
However and in conclusion, I truly believe that politics are best left outside these forums, as there are many other forums where we can talk politics but only a few where we can talk about this game...
Talking about Degrelle outside the scope of the game includes talking about his book I believe, which I have read and its very politicized...He wrote that book without refraining his political views, therefore it seems very difficult to keep the conversation within the bounds of Wite, if we talk about Degrelle and his books here.
We may try but I'm sure it will get us nowhere.
Locking threads because of books is a dangerous precedent. I like military books, including biographies, and especially I like unit histories, maybe that's why I keep playing ww2 strategy games. These books can help us, not only enjoying a game but detecting little bugs in the order of battle, or in a given piece of equipment. Or even, in a more controversial note...to decide if SS men were indeed so much better than the average soldier...How many threads have I seen over the years in game forums because of the way elite/guard units should be represented in a given game? And always politics seems to always be there...in the sidelines, about to burst into a discussion...
Please excuse my english, I feel like a child speaking in English...But still I hope I've, at least, managed to make enough sense to convey my opinion to all.