National Socialism


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National Socialism

n.
Nazism.

National Socialism

n
(Historical Terms) German history the doctrines and practices of the Nazis, involving the supremacy of Hitler as Führer, anti-Semitism, state control of the economy, and national expansion. Also called: Nazism or Naziism
National Socialist n, adj

Na′tional So′cialism


n.
the principles and practices of the Nazis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.national socialism - a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader
fascism - a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
socialist economy, socialism - an economic system based on state ownership of capital
Falange - the Spanish Nazi party under Franco
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Being also proud, thirsty for power, and certain of his own wisdom, seduced by the rhetoric of National Socialism, he believed the opportunity was at hand to instantiate his ideal in the world: to reform the German university into Plato's Academy where he as "overseer" and "guardian" would educate a new generation of philosophically enlightened individuals to go forth and transform German society.
In 1942, Hans Scholl joined fellow students at the University of Munich to fight National Socialism, founding the resistance group White Rose with Alexander Schmorell.
Once Gregor has established that fascism was a developmental dictatorship, meaning that both its inception and subsequent development depended upon narrowly circumscribed economic circumstances and policies, it becomes clear that, according to his definition, Italian fascism and German National Socialism, have little in common, since Germany was at a considerably higher stage of capitalist development.
If antisemitism is exclusively identified with its genocidal form of National Socialism, latent forms of antisemitism simply go unrecognized.
EDEK'S national socialism is evident in the rhetoric of its leadership and often sounds like that of Golden Dawn.
In contrast, when Germans refer to the same turbulent years, they usually use the term National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus).
THE BOOK THIEF Sky Movies Drama 8PM Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson adopt young Sophie Nelisse (below) in 1938, as National Socialism sweeps their Bavarian town.
This impressive collection details how preachers responded to the rise of National Socialism in Adolf Hitler's Germany.
PREMIERE Sent to live with foster couple Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson in the winter of 1938, Sophie Nelisse (above) finds solace in books as the evil of National Socialism takes over her Bavarian town.
Stangneth, an independent scholar based in Hamburg, spent 10 years combing through the Eichmann archives, reading many hundreds of pages of his impossibly messy handwriting, and listening to the taped conversations that Eichmann made with Willem Sassen and other Nazi exiles while they drank wine, reminisced, and defended the goals of National Socialism. She argues that the real Eichmann is the one revealed in the 29 hours of interviews recorded in Argentina in 1957, while he made his living as a rabbit farmer called Ricardo Clement (though everyone in the large Nazi community in Argentina knew Eichmann's real name and history).

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