What Fascist, Nazi, Communist, means
We fought for, and won, the right to uphold the principles upon which The United States of America was founded. If you're not entirely sure what those principles are, taking a look at our enemies will help you to understand.
Fascists, Nazis, and Communists are all socialists. Socialists believe that a country should be run by, and for, all of the people in it. Socialist ideas were popular philosophical writing in the 1800s, which were addressed at creating a more equitable world, that is, one that isn't just the very rich and the very poor. And by the early 1900s, the inequity of the rich and the poor was getting really, really bad. The best expression of true socialism is *from everyone according to their abilities, to everyone according to their needs*. Instead of, well, all of the fat cats grabbing it all. To give you an idea of how bad it was, that was when the game *Monopoly* was invented. But it wasn't funny to the people who were starving, and were just watching the rich get richer.
The National Socialist Party was organized in Germany in the 1920s and is what we referred to as the Nazi Party. In Italy, they called themselves Fascists, which (if anyone ever asks you), is just a reference to the strength of rods joined together. Russia reorganized itself as The Union of Soviet Social Republic (The U.S.S.R), and they were Communists.
I hope that this helps. They were the bad guys, we're the good guys. We are not socialists here in The United States, nor do we put up with dictators. We are a Republic.
Posted by Brad Hall