national socialism

noun, often capitalized N&S

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national socialist adjective, often capitalized N&S

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Recent Examples on the Web His plans and his reference to national socialism also recall the views of Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who in 2011 killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in Norway. Fox News, "Norwegian gunman who attacked Oslo mosque sentenced to 21 years in prison," 11 June 2020 Billions of people in the world are better off because the United States defeated the twin terrors of the bloody 20th century, national socialism and communism. James Freeman, WSJ, "Andrew Cuomo and American Exceptionalism," 16 Aug. 2018 Hayek’s work was a condemnation of Hitler’s national socialism; his attack on totalitarian government was the very antithesis of Marxist doctrine. Richard Vedder, WSJ, "The Great Economics Debate," 21 Aug. 2017 Hayek’s work was a condemnation of Hitler’s national socialism Richard Vedder, WSJ, "The Great Economics Debate," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of national socialism

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“National socialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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