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What is Neo-Nazism?

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Introduction

Neo-Nazism emerged after post-World War II and it is militant, social or political movements that implement the ideology of Nazism. Neo-Nazis seek to employ their ideology to promote hatred and attack minorities or sometimes to create a fascist state. It is a global phenomenon, and it is organized and represented in many countries and international networks.

Further, It takes elements of Nazi doctrine, including ultra-nationalism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, anti-Romanism, antisemitism, and anti-communism. Holocaust is a common feature, as is the incorporation of Nazi symbols and admiration of Adolf Hitler.
Furthermore, Neo-Nazis display Nazi symbols and admired by Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders.

Neo-Nazism in the USA

Nazism has roots in Europe, and links between American and European neo-Nazis. Infact in European and Latin American countries, laws prohibit the expression of pro-Nazi, racist, anti-Semitic, or homophobic views. Infact, in European countries, Nazi symbols banned (especially in Germany).

Neo-Nazism in Russia

In addition, Russia has faced a wave of racist violence committed by Neo-Nazi skinheads gangs. In 2000, when Putin became President, his regime exploited this development in two ways. Firstly, the Neo-Nazi threat used to justify the adoption of anti-extremism legislation for the demand of some Russian liberals.

Secondly, the Kremlin introduced “managed nationalism”, which used to mobilize radical nationalist militants, including neo-Nazis.

On the other side, the Kremlin’s relationship with Russian fascists, so it is possible these linkages create a pro-Putin neo-Nazi movement. Moreover, Neo-Nazis and other right-wing figures played role in Russia’s onslaught against Ukraine. The Kremlin’s domestic neo-Nazis matched by its promotion of neo-Nazis in the West.

Neo-Nazism in Germany

The spread of neo-Nazism and White Supremacy across the country has exposed the public to symbols, terms, and ideology. It has drawn directly from Nazi Germany and Holocaust-era fascist movement.

Infact, Hitler was obsessed with race and he said the Aryan race was superior. His speeches and writings spread his belief that the world engaged in an endless racial struggle. Additionally, White Nordic people were in the top racial hierarchy; Slavs, Blacks, Arabs, and Jews were lower.

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“Blood and Soil”

“Blood and Soil” (Blut and Boden) was an early Nazi slogan used in Germany. It spread the idea of a pure “Aryan” race and the territory it wanted to invade. Further, persecuted Jews and said Jews as a biological threat to Germany.
Students burned Jewish authors’ books.


Neo-Nazism in Ukraine

In the past few decades, “neo-Nazism” with populism and racism has been growing across Eastern Europe, including Ukraine. It emerged under the protection of the so-called freedom, democracy, and human rights of the West. At the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit, Russian President, Vladimir Putin condemned how neo-Nazism started in Ukraine.

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