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In order to crush all opposing forces and to facilitate the perfecting of the totalitarian machinery, it became necessary to step up the process of centralization. This alone is able to foster uniformity and egalitarianism, and to ensure swift execution of governmental orders. Yet centralism is opposed to the whole Christian tradition, with its libertarian and personalistic outlook.
Constantin Frantz, the anti-Prussian ideologist of German federalism (federalism in its European sense, implying emphasis on “states’ rights”—the opposite of centralism), declared in the past century: “Federalism is nothing else but the secular aspect of the development of Christianity.”167 Frantz, to whom even the concept of a German capital remained distasteful,168 was disappointed in his hopes for a loose German federalism—which would have been in a much better position to preserve Germany’s universalistic, Christian and European character than the centralistic Second Reich.169