Their economic plan was 100% socialist, involving nationalizing the major industries and centralizing the power in the government, just like the Communists wanted to do. Their uniqueness was in their nationalism, not the other aspects of their ideology. And that's why Hitler and Stalin could start out on the same side. So long as their borders didn't intersect, they both wanted the same things, and had the same view of their own roles in it.Hitler's objection to the Communists was not their socialism; it was their international ambitions. Hitler had his labour camps, and Stalin had his. Both hated the Jews, but with slightly different rationales. Both practiced dictatorship, and eliminated rivals with violence. Both were militaristic...
"As National socialists we see our programme in our flag. In red we see the social thoughts of the movement, in white the nationalist thoughts, in the hooked-cross the mission of fighting for the victory of Aryan man and at the same time the victory of the concept of creative work"
Renowned Communist historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote:
"But the resemblances are inescapable. Both tyrannies relied on a desperate ideology of do-or-die confrontation. Both were obsessed by battle imagery: 'The dictatorships were military metaphors, founded to fight political war.' And despite the rhetoric about a fate-struggle between socialism and capitalism, the two economic systems converged strongly. Stalin's Russia permitted a substantial private sector, while Nazi Germany became rapidly dominated by state direction and state-owned industries."
Fascism itself comes from the Italian "fasces" the bundle of sticks collected together to increase strength. In other words, even at root meaning, "fascist" means "collectivist." But I could give you a ton more stuff on this, and you won't care.
So who should study some history? Somebody, for sure.