What is nazism short for?

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HISTORY QUESTION #1055

What is nazism short for?

National Socialism

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Nazism, the common short form name of National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus) is a totalitarian, political ideology which was founded in Germany after World War I. It is a variety of fascism which was growing in Italy round about the same time, although there are significant differences between the two. Unlike fascism, nazism builds extensively on the idea of biological racism, whilst fascism promotes cultural superiority (the old Roman Empire).

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