Fascism was exactly what it was called: national socialism. Too many people try to define "fascism" by the characterisitcs of just about any standard dictatorship.
Originally, the fascists embraced a liberal/socialist agenda in order to attract the lower/middle class away from the communists. The idea that fascism was "corporatism" is a ridiculous misunderstanding, encouraged by modern liberals' dislike of modern corporations and their desire to distance themselves from Fascism while associating it with their political opponents. (I am speaking from a US perspective, acknowledging that right and left are different in Europe) Fascist governments evolved in to dictatorial regimes and many of the characteristics people mistakenly assign to fascists are just the standard characterizations of dictatorships.
Hitler's 25 points, 1920:
At least by US standards, some less-than-right-wing goals of the early fascists from Hitler's 25 points:
-All citizens must have equal rights and obligations.
-Abolition of unearned (work and labour) incomes. Breaking of rent-slavery.
-In consideration of the monstrous sacrifice in property and blood that each war demands of the people personal enrichment through a war must be designated as a crime against the people. Therefore we demand the total confiscation of all war profits.
-We demand the nationalisation of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).
-We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.
-We demand an expansion on a large scale of old age welfare.
-We demand the creation of a healthy middle class and its conservation, immediate communalization of the great warehouses and their being leased at low cost to small firms, the utmost consideration of all small firms in contracts with the State, county or municipality.
-We demand struggle without consideration against those whose activity is injurious to the general interest. Common national criminals, usurers, Schieber and so forth are to be punished with death, without consideration of confession or race. (mostly directed at the Jews but its important to note that much of the attack on them was based on the idea that they were a bunch of rich bankers and part of the conspiracy that led Germany to accept defeat in WWI when the population thought it was "winning")
-The state is to be responsible for a fundamental reconstruction of our whole national education program, to enable every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education and subsequently introduction into leading positions. The plans of instruction of all educational institutions are to conform with the experiences of practical life. The comprehension of the concept of the State must be striven for by the school [Staatsbuergerkunde] as early as the beginning of understanding. We demand the education at the expense of the State of outstanding intellectually gifted children of poor parents without consideration of position or profession.
-The State is to care for the elevating national health by protecting the mother and child, by outlawing child-labor, by the encouragement of physical fitness, by means of the legal establishment of a gymnastic and sport obligation, by the utmost support of all organizations concerned with the physical instruction of the young.
And from Il Duce, the Fascist Manifesto:
-Universal suffrage polled on a regional basis, with proportional representation and voting and electoral office eligibility for women
-Voting for women (which was opposed by most other European nations)
-The quick enactment of a law of the State that sanctions an eight-hour workday for all workers
-A minimum wage
-The participation of workers' representatives in the functions of industry commissions
-Reduction of the retirement age from 65 to 55
-Armaments factories are to be nationalised
-A strong progressive tax on capital (envisaging a â€œpartial expropriationâ€ of concentrated wealth)
-Revision of all contracts for military provisions
-The revision of all military contracts and the seizure of 85 percent of the profits therein