Re: History buffs/majors?
Hitler's NAZI party was not an idealogical movement based on any political or economic philosophy. It was neither conservative nor liberal. The Nazi party was nothing more than a tool to further Hitler's lust for power. Hitler and his cronies like Goebbels, Goring, and Himmler were perfectly willing to say or do whatever it took to gain control over Germany and the rest of Europe. Political and economic philosophy had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
Hitler was driven by nationalistic pride and a lust for power and sought revenge against the Jews, Slavs and Communists whose treachery he blamed for causing Germany's humiliating defeat by the Allied Powers in World War One and the crushing terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
Stalin was much more concerned with ruling the Soviet Union with an iron fist and repressing any dissent against his absolute power than he was with Marxist/Leninist philosophy.
Attempting to shoehorn Nazism into the modern socio-economic-political spectrum is a mistake. Nazism was not an intellectual philosophy designed to create a better form of governance. It was a struggle for raw, crude power. Nothing more.