National Socialism

National Socialism

National Socialism typically refers to ideologies that promote uniting the working class of a specific ethnic, national, or racial lines into a proletarian nation [Payne, Stanley G. 1996. A History of Fascism, 1914-1945. Routledge. Pp. 64] while opposing capitalism, communism, conservatism, international socialism, liberalism and nations, ethnicities or other groups that are deemed to be repressive of national socialism. This idea was espoused by multiple political movements and leaders, especially in Europe including Enrico Corradini and especially and most predominantly the ideology of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (a.k.a. Nazi Party) led by Adolf Hitler. The form of national socialism utilized by Hitler and groups related to the Nazis are often considered as variants of fascism.

National socialism may also refer to:

* Nazism, the political ideology of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) of the 1920s to 1940s.
* Strasserism, a variation of the above.
* Austrian National Socialism, an early influence on the NSDAP.
* Socialism in One Country, a socialist political philosophy (unrelated to those above) sometimes described as "National Socialism"Fact|date=August 2008 from the Soviet Union, devised in the 1920s.

In addition, several political parties have used the name National Socialist Party or National Socialist Movement.

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