Japan's typically tone-deaf attitudes toward the politics of WW2, which naturally might be rooted in being on the "wrong side" of that conflict, show through clearly in this series. Furthermore, it only takes a few episodes before the anachronisms (that could be waved away by it being a parallel world) heap up, and the "WW1" settings starts becoming rife with WWII imagery, technology, and metaphors.
As such, a lot of up and coming Japanese authors kind of... don't understand the big deal about Nazi Germany. And it's really not their fault; aside from that period in history, Germany (mostly Prussia) and Japan have always had a very tight-knit, positive relationship and that stuff IS taught in schools. Hell, Japan's Diet is based on the German Bundestag.
This has been an ongoing problem and is sort of why I've stopped enjoying Attack on Titan... the author seems to be going full on fasc and seems to believe this is a good thing.
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