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National Socialism is a specific thing. You can't just take parts of the name and then assume what it means based on these parts (another example: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is not a democracy). National Socialism is not simply a nationalist version of socialism (Stalin's Socialism in one country would be closer to that). National Socialism ...


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Nazis are a specific group of people who have committed atrocities in Europe. It is directly linked with the idea of Racial Superiority and Antisemitism. We can agree that Nazism is morally bad. One who subscribes to being a Nazi is suggesting that the holocaust was justified. Communism is a political and economical theory. It describes a supposedly ...


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I think this question illustrates that a simple division of politics in left and right is an oversimplification. One may find that people use left to describe either pacifist, anarchist idealists, whereas other people would classify the Soviet Union as left; the two are very different. Likewise, people may describe Ron Pauls ultra-libertarian ideas as right-...


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Fascism is the regime/ideology of anti-democracy. The state is absolute and totalitarian and all citizens must follow the state. Whether this applies just to a regime or also to an ideology advocating this form of regime, may be debatable. National-Socialism or Nazism is a racist and antisemitic ideology which holds that the Aryan race is superior to all ...


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The Nazi party was called Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers' Party). As you can note, if you remove "German", you could apply this label to any number of current left-wing parties, and it would fit nicely. No right-wing party I know calls itself "Socialist" or "Workers'", though some do call themselves "...


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Q: How does Hitler's interpretation of “Nationalist Socialism” relate to the modern interpretation of “Socialism” and “Nationalism”? In easy English and fairly short sentences: The definitions of the words did not change. The "relations" between them have therefore also not changed. The person of interest did not interpret any "Nationalist Socialism" The ...


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The cornerstones of the ideology of Russian Neo-Nazis is Antisemitism and anti-Americanism. They are better traced to the Black Hundreds far-right antisemitic organization of Russian Empire rather than Nazi Germany (even if they adopted a lot of Nazi symbolism). As such, most of Neo-Nazi organizations in Russia are patriotic and imperialist. They believe ...


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That is just a comprehension problem. This line from the question brings about the confusion: This New York Times opinion piece says that antisemitism and cultural Marxism are "inseparable". What that claim in question means is not that "cultural marxism" is connected to antisemitism via "Cultural marxists" being also antisemites. It's the opposite. ...


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The US was a bit opaque in their other reasoning, just vaguely speaking of "overly narrow scope and politicized nature" of the resolution. In 2014 however, when a similar resolution was proposed, the EU, which only abstained had a more direct explanation: The European Union’s member states have abstained en masse from a United Nations resolution ...


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If you want to restrict your question to the strictest of laboratory settings, you may be able to squeeze out a point if the concerns are artificially limited to just economic questions about the division of labor. The problem is that National Socialism didn't happen within a laboratory, it happened in real life. Arguments made from the perspective of: "...


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I would like to know: are "Nazis" right or left wing? I thought that left means "more government" and right means liberal, so less government. No, just no. That one-dimensional view of Right and left is just too simplistic. People who're described as left-wing are generally in favor of the welfare-state. People who are described as right wing are ...


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Fascism is a less broad ideology, and Nazism is more or less a superset of it (in other words, someone following Nazism as an ideology would likely subscribe to all the ideas of fascism, and a few extra ones that other non-Nazi fascists may not. As a typical example, racial superiority ideas were part of Nazism, but not strictly speaking a major ...


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Everyone Or to be more accurate, everyone who voted, as your own link suggests, Mr Jones was the ONLY candidate in the Republican primary. This Article from the New York Times may put it in more context Mr. Jones, 70, unsuccessfully sought the nomination five times before, and his victory on Tuesday was a foregone conclusion after the Republican Party ...


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Hitler originally joined the precursor to the national socialist party in 1919 as an agent of the Bavarian police to spy on them and make sure the weren't revolutionaries. At the time, they were significantly more socialist than the Nazis of the 1940s. The Nazis shed much of their socialism around 1934 (when they killed George Strasser) in order to gain ...


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This is a pretty complicated topic, made all the more complicated because your question is very vague ("perceptions" covers a LOT of ground). For example: When you say "today's germans", are you including ~3% Turkish-rooted population or %4 Islamic population? They come from heavily antisemitic background; and 60% of whom found the way ...


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It was certainly a right-wing regime. German politics at the time had the following rough divisions: A far left wing, personified by the KPD and USPD, which wanted a radical redistribution of wealth from rich profiteers to people at all levels; a social reorganization, doing away with noble, military, landowning, and industrial elite rulers; and an end to ...


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The main difference between Fascism and Nazism is rooted in the socioeconomic and sociopolitical climate of their country of origin, at the time they were developed, Italy and Germany respectively, which is deeply imprinted in both of them. fact that makes them unique Both ideologies were developed to oppose currently dominant political or economic systems,...


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Note that when the terror attacks were revealed, the AfD didn't exist yet, so their current stance is mainly in relation to the NSU process where the surviving NSU member Beate Zschäpe and several supporters were convicted for murder or assistance. Note also that there is no unified stance of the AfD, as the party is far from homogeneous and contains a broad ...


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Nazism is a belief system based around antisemitism and "race realism". It is a racist ideology which emerges when liberalism breaks down and people are unable to realistically analyse society. Communism is a theorised political system where there is common ownership over the means of production (not all property like the other answer claims) in a stateless ...


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One of my side hobbies is antique tin toys, specifically the elaborate live steam models made in the Nuremberg area from 1880 to the late 1930's. Most of those companies were Jewish owned, which has led me to research the fate of the companies. They are a microcosm of what became of Jewish owned businesses in general. Three methods were used against the ...


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The Schlussstrichdebatte isn't something new the AFD picked up recently, it started right after WW2. Here is for example a poster by the FDP from 1949: The first demand was to stop denazification (the denazification program was already weak in the late 40s and stopped by the early 50s). But in general, the Schlussstrichdebatte is much less about specific ...


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TL;DR: also because of Russia's influence Today, Russia positions itself as the main contributor in the Allies' victory in WWII and as 'The Liberator of Europe'. However, many atrocities committed by the Soviet Union and its proxies before, during and after WWII, severery compromise this image, creating a villain in place of a hero in the public eye. A bit ...


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The German word is Nationalsozialismus. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, "Nazi" mimicked the abbreviation of "Sozi" or socialist as being an abbreviation of Nationalsozialist. This translates as National-Socialism. Left and right wing according to today's politics In the context of the French Revolution the original left wing was about pro-...


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I'm an American who grown up in Europe and is living in Germany now, and this is a personal account on how I experience it day to day. For most people I talk to the Nazi era is a source of considerable guilt, shame and regret. Most people have grandparents who were involved in some way, and there is often an uncomfortable silence if they bring them up for ...


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You are confusing 2 principles that in 1930s Germany came together in a single political group: National Socialism and German racial supremacy. Those two don't need to go together. In fact anywhere except in Germany they can't go together. In Russia, national socialism would and does go together with Russian racial supremacy. In Zaire (to give an example) ...


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The right-wing Cato Institute did a survey about punching Nazis. According to the survey, only 32% of the general population say that it is morally acceptable, and even among strong liberals the number is only 51%. Old white people are less likely to approve of punching Nazis than non-white or young people.


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Is there a correlation between whether a country was an Axis Power, and nazism in that country? Short answer: Half of today's world neo-nazis (by membership) are citizens of the Russia. The direct answer depends on whether to consider Russia a German ally (before 1941) or an enemy. Russian neo-nazis. Image from here By 2011, in Russia there were about 150 ...


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TLDR: Generally weak connection, but could be made 1) Antisemitism... Quite wide phenomena, spanning for centuries and existing too outside of Western culture (ex. Arabs from formation of state of Israel). Merely from the fact that concept of "cultural Marxism" is much newer phenomena in the Western culture, then overlap would have to be limited at best. 2)...


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To me, nationalizing a company connotes reasonable compensation for its former owners. By this definition, and insofar as I'm aware, Jewish assets weren't nationalized; rather, they were confiscated. Quoting the wiki article on Aryanization: Theft of property By 1 January 1938, German Jews were prohibited from operating businesses and trades, and from ...


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