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Fascist. Authoritarian socialist.
Debate Score:13
Total Votes:15
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 Fascist. (6)
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Was Hitler a fascist or an authoritiarian socialist?

I am hearing conflicting theories.


Side Score: 7

Authoritarian socialist.

Side Score: 6
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He was a Fascist he called his party the National Socialist Workers Party because his main opposition were the Communists and he was trying to draw the wroking class away from Communism. The ideology of the Nazis was built on the Volkisch Far Right Racist German Nationalist Party and the Anti Communist Paramilitary Freikorps.

Side: Fascist.
jebiseTito Disputed
1 point

To understand Hitler, Fascism needs to be understood. Fascism was first started in Italy, 1893-1897 It was taken from Marxism, and views on unification of Italy, with some takes from Garibaldi( see unification of Italy) It was ment to bring a stronger state. Hitler changed some things, one was bringing in Eugenics, a concept that had been debated out side of Fascism for decades. It not only had racial purity, but also the concept had the idea that crime was genetic( see writings of Cesare Lombroso ). To insure power, Hitler allowed some to think freely, with in the ideology, and as long as they were party members. He brought nationalism of economic systems with in the state, and founding of the SA, lead by Ernst Rohn. The SA later became the SS, how ever, the idea of the SA was taken from the Soviet Cheka, founded by Felix Dzerzhinsky, and first lead by former Soviet minister of war, Leon Trotsky. Opposing Communism had a lot to do with bring him power, and opposing a political element then a different view point. With in Nazi Germany, they took wealth, most of it was from Jews, and foreigners, but also from corporations not in line with Nazism, as not inline to Nazism was seen as enemies of Germania, and was made illegal under Hitler. So to answer the question, Hitler was both a Fascism and an authoritarian Socialist, because e brought views from both into Nazism

Side: Authoritarian socialist.
1 point

Shun! Shun! The burns!

He was a fascist, and was right winged by it! He had free market for people! That is right winged! As such, adding in the authoritarian side ends up making him fascist!

Side: Fascist.

Socialism is about disestablishing the very idea of class. All Hitler did was make more classes. What Hitler was really good at was taking the zealousness of religion and mixing it with his own madness.

Side: Fascist.
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The right-wing want to distance themselves from the evil of corporatism (fascism). Hitler had corporations run amok and destroyed the working mans' rights.

Side: Fascist.
1 point

Oh no, never. Everyone knows Hitler, Stalin and Mao had many extravagant tea parties!

Side: Authoritarian socialist.
1 point

They were best friends, Hitler and Stalin. Mao wasn't very active at the time though, so we shall exclude him...

Side: Authoritarian socialist.
1 point

Nazi: national socialist workers party. Nazism was a supper extreme form of fascism with the economic elements of authoritarian socialism (communism) it was sort of a hybrid of both.

Side: Authoritarian socialist.
kozlov(1755) Disputed
1 point

I really must say you are incorrect here for a number of reasons. Fascism advocates a conflict between nations as opposed to classes and makes no effort to further workers' rights.

Roger Griffin describes fascism as "a genus of political ideology whose mythic core in its various permutations is a palingenetic form of populist ultranationalism".[25] Griffin describes the ideology as having three core components: "(i) the rebirth myth, (ii) populist ultra-nationalism and (iii) the myth of decadence".[26] Fascism is "a genuinely revolutionary, trans-class form of anti-liberal, and in the last analysis, anti-conservative nationalism" built on a complex range of theoretical and cultural influences. He distinguishes an inter-war period in which it manifested itself in elite-led but populist "armed party" politics opposing socialism and liberalism and promising radical politics to rescue the nation from decadence.[27]

Please note the opposing socialism quote which I bolded.

Remember what we discussed earlier. The name of a party has noting to do with its ideology most of the time. "Socialist" was added in the early thirties in an attempt to attract more leftists. It was left in the party because Hitler had a different definition of socialism. He described it as galvanization of masses.

Side: Fascist.
warrior(1854) Disputed
1 point

Your talking about fascism I'm defining Nazism they were different. Nazism was a blend of authoritarian socialism (the government owned all means of production) and fascism (ultra-nationalism, war mongering etc.) even though he did oppose communism hitler did practice some socialist economic policy's.

Side: Authoritarian socialist.