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Hitler was an ultra conservative - look at history

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Submitted by Historian (United States), Oct 30, 2003 at 23:50


Originally the National Socialist German Worker's Party (official name) was an attempt to unite Socialist economic ideas with Nationalism (Socialism advocates internationalism).

When Hitler joined the party the people who advocated socialist ideas already were a minority to those who advocated nationalism under all circumstances. Historians usually call the "night of the long knives" the final extermination of the National Socialist wing of the party, as Röhm was the last one in the party leadership to have socialist ideas.

The very only socialist action of Hitler was the introduction of 1st May as Labor day holiday, which usually is celebrated by socialists in Europe as "their" holiday. Hitler of course saw it as just another chance to let uniformed people goose-step thru the streets.

To call Hitler a socialist is as absurd as calling Stalin a Christian, just because Orthodoxy was state religion in Russia when he was born.
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