"The political movement and ideology of the German Nazi party led by Adolf Hitler from 1920–45. Like other fascist theories, national socialism asserted that a nation's salvation and prosperity required a national unity directed by a single-party, all powerful state led by a dynamic leader (Führer)."
Reference: Sheldon, Garrett Ward. “Nazism.” Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Facts On File, 2001. History, online.infobase.com/Auth/Index?aid=276547&itemid=WE53&articleId=245636. Accessed 15 July 2018