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azis Ideology stated The ideology is intolerant and cannot be content with the role of a party among parties It imperiously demands its own exclusive and unqualified recognition as well as the complete transformation of the whole public life according to its views Despite these very clear expressions by Hitler himself of the importance which he accredited to the ideology of the National Socialist movement historians have only comparatively recently come to a fuller appreciation of the part played by ideas in the formation of policies in the Third Reich The attitude of many early accounts is best exemplified by Trevor-Ropers undifferentiated description of that dispiriting subject as a vast system of bestial Nordic nonsense Nonetheless it was Trevor-Ropers himself who was among the first postwar scholars to recognize the crucial importance of certain key notions in National Socialist thinking in particular regarding foreign policy Since then there has be en general agreement amongst historians at least on what constituted the four main pillars of the Nazis racial ideology such as Social Darwinsim ie survival of the fittest anti-semitism and Nordic superiorityHowever apparent this may be there are more serious problems about the way in which Academia have treated ideology In political science for example when studying fascism and totalitarianism they have fallen for the notion of regarding National Socialist ideas as a fixed and constant system that are unrelated to everyday socio-economic realities Such an approach would have to really on Hitlers role in Nazism due to the emphasis on the leader and personality cult in a so-called totalitarian system Though Hitler may have played a huge role in contributing to National Socialism we have to understand the origins of National Socialist ideas The historical roots of National Socialism are embedded in the period of 1871-1933 a period of great upheavals and disruptions within the German society This included the establishment of imperial Germany World War I the German defeat and its aftermath
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