Nazi Germany

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== Beliefs and Ideology ==
 
== Beliefs and Ideology ==
National Socialist ideology (clearly explained in Adolf Hitler's book, ''Mein Kampf'') was highly [[Racism|racist]], dividing up the world's population up into a strict hierarchy of races. At the top were the Aryans (Western Europeans), beneath whom were the Slavs, Asians and Blacks, who they believed to be mentally inferior to Aryans and were to be used as [[slavery|slaves]]. Beneath them were the Jews, whom they believed were a racial group in which every member, from birth to death, acted to control the world and bring misery upon the Aryans and must be destroyed. It was also [[Social Darwinism|Social Darwinist]], believing that weakness needed to be bred out using Eugenics and [[Homophobia|Homophobic]].
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National Socialist ideology (clearly explained in Adolf Hitler's book, ''Mein Kampf'') was highly [[Racism|racist]], dividing up the world's population up into a strict hierarchy of races. At the top were the Aryans (Western Europeans), beneath whom were the Slavs, Asians and Blacks, who they believed to be mentally inferior to Aryans and were to be used as [[slavery|slaves]]. Beneath them were the Jews, whom they believed were a racial group in which every member, from birth to death, acted to control the world and bring misery upon the Aryans and must be destroyed. It was also [[Social Darwinism|Social Darwinist]], believing that weakness needed to be bred out using Eugenics and [[Homophobia|Homophobic]]. It was highly romantic and placed a great emphasis on aesthetics.
  
 
The Nazis believed that they were to push East and carve out an Empire out of Russia to be colonized by Germans. Their move to do so failed.
 
The Nazis believed that they were to push East and carve out an Empire out of Russia to be colonized by Germans. Their move to do so failed.

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