You guys are ridiculous. The Nazi party was fascist, through and through. Fascism is pretty much the polar opposite of socialist. Fascists believe in a single government leader that has total control, essentially a dictator. It is an antithesis to democracy. Fascists believe in aggressive nationalism. Fascists are against state-ownership and control of capital - in this way they are similar to capitalists. Fascists are against principles of economic equality. Socialists believe that the state should own and control most things, including capital, to promote economic equality. Socialism is not an antithesis to democracy. It is possible, and commonly done, to have democratic elections in a socialist society.