While Nazism and Fascism are virtually known as having similar government styles, they were created with different ideals and meaning. Fordham University wrote two different articles, The 25 Points 1920: An Early Nazi Program and Benito Mussolini: What is Fascism, 1932. In these two articles, the two governments are explained as different, one focusing on purifying the country and the other in expanding the state’s territory.
In the article about Benito Mussolini, Italy’s fascist dictator, he argues that Fascism, “believes in holiness and in heroism… in actions influenced by no economic motive, direct or indirect”(1). The Fascism ideals support the individuals apart of the state. Mussolini focuses on expanding the Italian state and creating an empire in which believes in the living faith of the individuals.
On the the other hand, Adolf Hitler supports the purifying of the German state, according to the Fordham University article, The 25 Points 1920: An Early Nazi Program. In this, the 25 points of the NSDAP show the unification of the non-Jewish German citizens. The points included those that support the elimination of Jews and non-citizens of Germany.
These two articles show the contrast in dictator leadership. While they may have developed into the same idea later on, the fundamental ideas of these two governments were essentially different in the sense that they support the individuals of their countries respectively in different means.