Nazis were right extremists, yet they called themselves socialist. How does that work?

I understand that in the political spectrum they fall on the extreme right and above in the authoritarian side as well. Their name is very confusing to me, because it was National Socialist German Workers' Party. How can you be socialist, yet you still like jobs and capitalism? That was their main goal to create jobs and create industry which worked for them. But why the socialist name?

Asked By: Libertarian - 8/4/2011
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From what I understand, Hitler's main goal was to wean what was left of the destroyed economy from Banking Cartel Dollars to an actual working economy. Really, you don't need money if all the needs, supply and demand are met and bartering works fine when people have something to work towards and Germany was so poor... More
Answered By: Leslie Goudy - 8/4/2011
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It means pro-people, for society- it's a BARE MINIMUM to rule- oh yeah, well- it WAS!! in 1931!!!
Answered By: Mother Hubbard - 8/4/2011
That's where you were wrong, there didn't fall on the right of the political spectrum.. they were extreme left. Their main goal was GOVERNMENT CONTROL of society, a typical leftist agenda.
Answered By: How would I know - 8/4/2011
Because they were the German Nationalist Socialist Workers Party. There were opposed to capitalism. And socialists have never had a problem with jobs
Answered By: SCE2AUX2 - 8/4/2011
Actually they called them selves Republicans and still do today, didnt you just witness what a hitler child does?
Answered By: mike - 8/4/2011
Nationalism is traditionally a right wing concept and Socialism a left one, so they are really polar opposites. This spectrum comes to us from the French Estates Generale, where monarchists, nationalists, and conservatives sat on the right, and democrats and progressives, sat on the left. But nothing in real life can... More
Answered By: brucec83 - 8/4/2011
The Nazis were no more socialist than the current Republicans.
Answered By: Alan Turing - 8/4/2011
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