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Commonly used in text messages or social media as a short form for Very Sound Advice.
Mate 1: Hey, I'd be careful risking all that money on one bet. Only risk what you can afford to lose.
Mate 2: Thanks. VSA
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National Socialism (Nazism) is a political belief created by Friedrich Naumann. It aims to unite Socialist ideas with nationalism (specifically German nationalism). National Socialism is a centrist idea which leans slightly right due to it's ultra-nationalist elements.

There are elements of Socialism within Nazism but in many cases welfare money was only given to those of native descent. The belief of the people being a master race is also a right wing idea and in the case of Nazi Germany the Aryan race is the master race. Nationalism is strong in Nazi regimes. The love of one's country and the belief that it should be strong is also a typically right wing idea (Note that Patriots and Nationalist are very different people and should NOT be confused).

National Socialism does not believe in class division. They despise the idea of Poor vs Rich (Communism) and Rich vs Poor (Capitalism). Many National Socialists believe that all class division should be abandoned and all people should unite behind the master race to make the Country better.
"National Socialism is Socialist". "No it's actually Nationalist with a few socialist ideas"
"Republicans are National Socialists" "No republicans are Patriotic, National Socialists are Nationalist"
by Actual Politics May 26, 2018
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National Socialism is more properly called ethnocentric fascism.

Otherwise known as Nazism: The concept of Nationalism taken to its extreme in an era when Communism and Socialism were gaining broad support among the poor. In the nation of Germany, National Socialists blamed the tiny minority of non-natives for all crises, depressions and military losses. They used the "Socialist" moniker to draw in popular support.

National Socialism, by that name, no longer exists.

The National Socialist German Workers party promoted itself using "The Big Lie": a blatant lie about its opponents, told often enough, assumed to be true. The Big Lie (the ideology itself) was promoted by the party's propaganda wing. By assuming control of the church, scouting organizations, schools and universities, the Nazi party was able to gain broad support. No one wanted to be unpatriotic after WWI, and thus criticism was easily stifled.

Protests were astroturfed to build hatred against Jews, Socialists, Communists, gays, and intellectuals. The Center Party liked the Nazis' anti-Communist, free market beliefs and allowed its rise to power in what was probably the worst political underestimation in history. The Nazis then banned the Center Party.

National Socialism is neither: It seeks to divide people up to more easily conquer them according to their hatreds. It also goes directly against the ideology of Socialism because it teaches people to identify with their race, not their social class.
National Socialism was an ideology of the 1930s and would no longer gain support by that name because nationalism and Socialism are not popular anymore.

In a country like the United States, for example, a future takeover by ethnocentric fascists with brutal ends would, once again, assume a false identity - probably something like "Pro-American Christian Party" - then proceed to wrap itself in the American flag (or a similar, less well known patriotic symbol, like the Gadsden flag), go to church to get schooled on religion (and to disguise any anti-Christian motivations, such as Ayn Rand's Objectivism), pretend not to be racist, then promote itself as the only hope for the future.

Oh, wait ... that already happened. Shit!
by soliebendielerche July 09, 2011
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