No one said anything about the autobahns. The works programs certainly did help end unemployment. Government spending tends to lower unemployment during depressions. It's not socialism but to say unemployment wasn't a policy focus of the Nazis is incorrect. They implemented their own programs on top of the Weimar programs.Not that much. There's a bit of mythology about this. First is the "they built the autobahns" thing. The autobahns were actually already under construction when the Nazis came to power (not that building infrastructure is in any way necessarily "socialist"). Then there's the idea that they ended unemployment which they sort of did but only by a simple conjuring trick.
The German military didn't have 5 million in its ranks at the outbreak of the war, let alone when they reached full employment in 1937 or whenever it was.They expanded the German military from its restriction to 100,000 (Versailles Treaty) to five million which just happened to have been more or less the number of unemployed when they took power. They also destroyed the trade union movement and drastically reduced wages so that in 1938 Germans were still consuming less calories per person than they had been in 1928.
Collectivist means that individual rights are secondary to the state. The working class were in a better position in 1938 than in 1933.The economic "recovery" benefitted the employers and the middle class but was built on the immiseration of the working class, achieved with the aid of terror. So what does it mean in the light of this to say they were "collectivist"?
So the USSR wasn't "kind of socialist"?Nazi ideology is collectivist in the sense that it argues for the subsuming of individuals to the state, but that's not "socialist" any more than the collectivist ideology of (to bring up another random example)
Bismark acknowledged his social programs were state socialism.Catholicism is. Having a shitty social program is not socialist either - unless you think Bismark, the inventor of the old age pension, was socialist.
Bringing up wartime governments is weird. It's a red herring. The US government was heavily involved in arming the allies in WWII, I certainly wouldn't call the US government socialist.Finally, I never said they were a "hands off government", just that government intervention in the economy, something that was the a characteristic of the allies during WW2 as well, is not socialism. I would call it state capitalism. Though, again, the extent of this in Germany has been exaggerated - they never nationalised any of the main German corporations for instance.
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