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Getting rid of your competition is a pretty standard tactic when you are taking over. The National Socialists were socialists.

>The National Socialists were socialists


well, I cannot discount the name, but this speech https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/hitle... would indicate such

So essentially Hitler considered himself to be/pretended in his speeches to be a socialist, although not a Marxist socialist, but one who rejects big banking (read: DEM JEWS!1!).

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism:

>Socialism is a social and economic system characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production

Given that the Nazis privatized a lot of publicly owned companies such as the Deutsche Bank and the Deutsche Reichsbahn, I don't think the Nazis were socialists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Nazi_Germany has more on Hitler's economic views.

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