I think that's part of the issue: the CSA (and post-1776 America as a whole, really) lacks that deep mythology of centuries that the Nazis taped Swastikas all over to justify themselves. Let's not forget that the USA was not yet 200 years old, the CSA not even 100. Folks in North America don't have that same lore and legend to draw upon. Revolutionary Mythos, the Founding Fathers and so forth, only carries so far, and is tainted by connection to the Yankees. on the Political side, Featherston used the pre-existing Democratic system of the CSA and a few creative liberties (both on his part and the Author's) to give himself dictatorial powers. the CSA, for all its issues post-GW1, never really dropped into the miasma of Political Turmoil, economic free fall, debauchery and hedonism that 1920's Germany dropped into. the Hyperinflation that ransacked Germany's economy was bad enough, but on a scale of a nation like the CSA? there's really no way it could have recovered. Harry never really explored the political side of the CSA once Featherston became El Presidente/Herr Fuhrer, so we don't really know if the CSA's government operated like the 3rd Reich politcally. A more comparable mentality for the CSA might be the post-1871 Revanchism that swept France after the Franco-Prussian War, the spirit of "REVENGE!" that drove them to the military strength that led them to WWI. not as deep as Nazism, but it's something that fits the mood, and ties them ever more to France.