In 1933, the National Socialist German Worker’s Party began it’s rule of what is Germany. According to History.com :
Founded in 1919 as the German Workers’ Party, the group promoted German pride and anti-Semitism, and expressed dissatisfaction with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the 1919 peace settlement that ended World War I (1914-1918) and required Germany to make numerous concessions and reparations.
The party was also known as the NAZI party and ruled from 1933 to 1945 when the Allies won the WWII. Hitler became the leader of the party in 1921 and so history was made. Sometimes characterised as a form of fascism that incorporates scientific racism and antisemitism, Nazism’s development was influenced by German nationalism . In the 1920s, political opponents of the NSDAP in the German labour movement seized on this and – using the earlier abbreviated term “Sozi” for Sozialist (English: Socialist)Most of the leaders of the NAZI party were executed for war crimes, However, Hitler was supposed to have committed suicide.
Another direct quote from History.com is:
Through the 1920s, Hitler gave speech after speech in which he stated that unemployment, rampant inflation, hunger and economic stagnation in postwar Germany would continue until there was a total revolution in German life. Most problems could be solved, he explained, if communists and Jews were driven from the nation. His fiery speeches swelled the ranks of the Nazi Party, especially among young, economically disadvantaged Germans.
Under Nazi rule, all other political parties were banned. The Nazis were a totalitarian party that ruled with an iron fist. In the beginning, the brown coats burned books and harassed and violently attacked other parties. Sound familiar?
In 1929, its organizational system of gauleiters (“district leaders”) spread through Germanyat this time, and the party began contesting municipal, state, and federal elections with increasing frequency. Hitler’s shrewd maneuvering behind the scenes prompted the president of the German republic, Paul von Hindenburg, to name him chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933. Hitler used the powers of his office to solidify the Nazis’ position in the government during the following months.
The party came to control virtually all political, social, and cultural activities in Germany. Its vast and complex hierarchy was structured like a pyramid, with party-controlled mass organizations for youth, women, workers, and other groups at the bottom, party members and officials in the middle, and Hitler and his closest associates at the top wielding undisputed authority.
This period was also known as the Third Reich or National Socialist period. Racism, especially antisemitism, was a central feature of the regime. Millions of Jews and other peoples deemed undesirable by the state were murdered in the Holocaust. Opposition to Hitler’s rule was ruthlessly suppressed.
Hitler claimed that Nazism was not exclusively for any class. Quoted from wikileaks:
Hitler was politically influenced by Austrian Pan-Germanist proponent Georg Ritter von Schönerer, who advocated radical German nationalism, antisemitism, anti-Catholicism, anti-Slavic sentiment, and anti-Habsburg views. German Nazism emphasized German nationalism, including both irredentism and expansionism. Nazism held racial theories based upon the belief of the existence of an Aryan master race that was superior to all other races.
Hitler denounced the Old Testament as “Satan‘s Bible”, and utilising components of the New Testament, he attempted to prove that Jesus was both an Aryan and an antisemite. Hitler claimed that the New Testament included distortions by Paul the Apostle, whom Hitler described as a “mass-murderer turned saint”. In other words, Nazis distorted views of Christianity were a bit demented.
Adolf Hitler, both in public and in private, expressed disdain for capitalism, arguing that it holds nations ransom in the interests of a parasitic cosmopolitan rentier class. He opposed free market capitalism’s profit-seeking impulses and desired an economy in which community interests would be upheld. He was a socialist, not a Conservative and definitely not a capitalist. In fact, Adolf Hitler was insane.
The Nazis capitalized on the paranoia of the middle class. Why did Germans accept the regimes policies? According to the historian Saul Friedländer, the majority of the German population believed that the Nazi regime would lead Germany out of years of political turmoil. This belief survived the problems (for instance the bad economy) in the first years of the regime. A series of successes on the international scene – for instance the naval agreement with Great Britain 1935 – strongly reinforced this belief.
The Nazi Third Reich also limited free speech by only allowing German “nationals” to publish newspapers:
- non-German newspapers require express permission from the State for their publication. They may not be printed in the German language.
- Any financial participation in a German newspaper or influence on such a paper is to be forbidden by law to non-Germans and the penalty for any breach of this law will be the closing of the newspaper in question, as well as the immediate expulsion from the Reich of the non-Germans involved.
- Newspapers which violate the public interest are to be banned. We demand laws against trends in art and literature which have a destructive effect on our national life, and the suppression of performances that offend against the above requirement.
By definition, only Nationals (Volksgenossen) can be Citizens of the State. Only persons of German blood can be Nationals, regardless of religious affiliation. No Jew can therefore be a German National. The reich also insisted in their Nuremburg laws that the State must raise the level of national health by means of mother-and-child care, the banning of juvenile labor, achievements of physical fitness through legislation for compulsory gymnastics and sports, and maximum support for all organizations providing physical training for young people.
So in sharing this, I want someone to explain how Conservatives are Nazis?