Yeah, and the Democratic Party calls itself "democratic", too.fiby41 wrote:@Spartan Warrior,
Pretty sure that National Socialism was the de facto official ideology of the Nazi party. In fact it's German name translates to National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Ignoring the essentially right-wing nature of the Nazis' anti-labor, pro-capitalist, nationalist and racist policies, how about the fact that socialists and communists were considered political enemies by the Nazis and were literally among the first groups sent to concentration camps?
Don't answer that, it's a rhetorical question, one I'm not interested in debating here. Like I said, the conflation of the ideologies is simply ahistorical and often agenda-driven. As the OP indicated, his question has been answered, and this thread is not for "totalitarian regimes of Europe" (although let the record show it was the libertarians who brought it up). So I don't want to argue this. If you're interested, here's some further reading on the subject:
https://www.quora.com/Was-Nazism-or-Nat ... -socialist