The Third Reich wasn't a true socialist state like the Soviet Union was but their government was very involved in running the German economy.
Yes, I know. True communism is govt control and ownership of everything (and everyone). Nazi Germany was a fascist state. Fascism allows for private ownership, but maintains a total and intrusive govt control over everything and everyone. Fascism, in it's modern context, became synonymous with antisemitism; but I don't believe that definition ever evolved until after the war.
posted on 12/24/2004 12:19:07 PM PST
(Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
There are and have been fascist states that didn't involve anti-semitism but they have gone together quite often as well.
The Third Reich was well known for it's anti-semitism well before the war. The holocaust didn't come along until during the war.
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