National Socialism Association
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National Socialism Association (NSA; Chinese: 國家社會主義學會) is a neo-fascist political organization founded in Taiwan in September 2006 by Hsu Na-chi (Chinese: 許娜琦), a 22-year-old female political science graduate of Soochow University. The NSA has an explicit stated goal of obtaining the power to govern the state.
In an interview with the most popular newspaper in Taiwan, Apple Daily, on March 10, 2007, the founder of the NSA claimed that she started researching the ideology while she was studying at university. She founded the NSA because she believes in the ideology of Nazism and she is not happy with the constant political struggle between the Kuomintang and the Democratic Progressive Party. The party was registered as a public organization under Taiwanese law in September 2006. The government indicates that the establishment and existence of the NSA are protected by the constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and organization.
Initially, the NSA had 19 members. The headquarters is in Taipei. As of March 2007, the official website claimed that the NSA had more than 760 members. After exposure in major media, the NSA claims membership has risen to over 1,400.
The NSA views Adolf Hitler as its leader and often proclaims "Long live Hitler" (Heil Hitler) as one of their slogans. This has brought them condemnation from various Jewish human rights groups (because of Hitler's genocide of Jewish minorities in Europe).The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned the National Socialism Association on March 13, 2007 for championing the former Nazi dictator and blaming democracy for Taiwan's "social unrest."