Definition of National socialism

1. Noun. A form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader.

Exact synonyms: Naziism, Nazism
Generic synonyms: Fascism, Socialism, Socialist Economy
Specialized synonyms: Falange
Derivative terms: Nazify

Definition of National socialism

1. Noun. The ideology of Adolf Hitler's NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party), including a F├╝hrer's totalitarian government, ethnic nationalism, nationalist territorial expansion (Lebensraum) and state control of the (war) economy. ¹

2. Noun. The ideology of any other patriotic socialist party unconnected with Nazism. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of National Socialism

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Literary usage of National socialism

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1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"(2) national socialism means paternalism, which, exercised by all the people ... (4) national socialism will be needless when the people are educated to the ..."

2. Germany: A Country Study edited by Eric Solsten (1999)
"Hitler and the Rise of national socialism Adolf Hitler was born in the Austrian border town of Braunau am Inn in 1889. When he was seventeen, he was refused ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"In the meantime, Bebel, a Saxon workman, and Liebknecht, a disciple of Marx, who naturally were opposed to the Prussian national socialism favoured for ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"national socialism, which "understands international law from the point of view of racial ... national socialism, especially if it should become universal, ..."

5. The Aims of Jewish Labor: Memorandum to the Socialist and Labor Democracy of by Poale Zion (U.S.) (1918)
"The International Poale-Ziou Confederation is the living expression of National Socialism or Socialistic Nationalism, which lias been finally recognized as ..."

6. National Tests: What Other Countries Expect Their Students To Know by Lynne V. Cheney, National Endowment for the Humanities (1991)
"The Weimar Republic and national socialism 1. Summarize the message of this portion of the speech (see Document E). 2. Outline the development of National ..."

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