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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

The right claim that Hitler was left-wing to make its political enemies on the left look worse than they really are. There are plenty of examples of left-wing ideologies leading to unpleasant outcomes:...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

It really depends on what axis you are labeling "Left" and "Right". If the axis you are labeling is the same axis that Socialism, Communism, and Capitalism sit on (the economic ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

Because from the point of view of those saying that Hitler was left wing, usually Americans, he was. Left-wing has no one definition but for American conservatives it can be defined along several axes:...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

Hitler's party was known as National Socialist German Workers' Party. There is indeed Left-wing branding in this name, as well as Right. Some conservatives point out that Hitler, even though being far-...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

One of the defining features of nationalism — be it Hitler's National Socialism, present-day Christian or White nationalism in the US, or any other form — is that they are obsessed with appearances to ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

I think they would say that socialism is a left-wing ideology, that national socialism is a form of socialism, and therefore, that Hitler being a national socialist was left-wing. Note: This answer is ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

The National Socialist German Worker's Party was socialist to the same extent that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) is democratic. Nobody so far has mentioned the Night of ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

Because they do zero actual research on what his policies actually were. While it is true that the so-called National Socialist policies espoused by Hitler would be considered left-wing today, the ...
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Why is banning communism symbols so hard to achieve as opposed to banning of Nazi symbols?

A lot of answers here do a good job of answering the moral and philisophical reasons why Nazi symbols are banned but not Communist ones. But there's also the practical reason and that is that ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

Hitler is the historical bad guy. Sure, there have been many other warmongers and mass murderers. But there are Russians today who praise Joseph Stalin for turning the Soviet Union from an ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

Because Hitler himself claimed to be a socialist "Ich bin Sozialist, weil es mir unverständlich erscheint, eine Maschine mit Sorgfalt zu pflegen und zu behandeln, aber den edelsten Vertreter der ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing?

This needs to be taken in context of the world in the 1930s, and the world in the 2020s, rather than simply taking it at face value. Please be aware that I am explaining the views that are being ...
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How do today's Germans perceive the Nazis

Disclaimer: Not really sure an individual German person can answer that, as their answer is inevitably only reflective of their own cultural bubble which, in a country of 80+ million people, is not ...
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Did Soviet Union ever apologize for its alliance with Germany before 1941?

In addition to what is stated above, the Soviet Union and many leaders denounced the pact, and some - at the time of the pact - were somewhat against it but simply agreed to: Temporarily put off ...
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