What is fascism?

I know some what about fascism but I dont know a lot. So asking some advice about it

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Whats fascism and whats it all about?

Answer #1

fascism:A) a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator,stringent socioeconomic controls,suppresion of the opposition through terror and censorship,and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism

B) a political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government

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Answer #2

Fascism is a totalitarian nationalist ideology that advocates itself as being a third position alternative to both capitalism and communism.It seeks to form a mass movement of militants who are willing to engage in violence against their political opponents and groups or individuals that the movement deems to be enemies. Fascists wish to solve existing economic, political, and social problems by achieving a millenarian national rebirth by exalting the nation or race as well as promoting cults of unity, strength and purity.Fascism opposes the political ideologies of communism, liberalism and conservatism as well as political concepts and systems such as democracy, individualism, materialism, pacifism, and pluralism.

Various scholars attribute different characteristics to fascism, but the following elements are usually seen as its integral parts: nationalism (including collectivism and populism based on nationalist values); Third Position (including class collaboration, corporatism, economic planning, mixed economy, national socialism, national syndicalism, protectionism,); totalitarianism (including dictatorship, indoctrination, major social interventionism, and statism); and militarism.

Some authors reject broad usage of the term or exclude certain parties and regimes. Following the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II, there have been few self-proclaimed fascist groups and individuals. In contemporary political discourse, the term fascist is often used by adherents of some ideologies as a pejorative description of their opponents.

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