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Socialism is an ideology with the core belief that a society should exist in which popular collectives control the means of power, and therefore the means of production. In application, however, the de facto meaning of socialism has evolved and branched to a great degree, and though highly politicized, is strongly related to the establishment of an organized working class, created through either revolution or social evolution, with the purpose of building a classless society. It has also, increasingly, become concentrated on social reforms within modern democracies.

Contrary to the name National Socialism (a.k.a. Nazism) is not socialist it's technically a variant of fascism, the word socialism is there purely for propaganda.

Socialism has mainly been split into four major catagories

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