What does Fascism mean?

Definitions for Fascism
ˈfæʃ ɪz əmFas·cism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fascismnoun

    a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)

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  1. fascismnoun

    an authoritarian system of government under absolute control of a single dictator, allowing no political opposition, forcibly suppressing dissent, and rigidly controlling most industrial and economic activities. Such regimes usually try to achieve popularity by a strongly nationalistic appeal, often mixed with racism.

  2. fascismnoun

    Specifically, the Fascist movement led by Benito Mussolini in Italy from 1922 to 1943.

  3. fascismnoun

    broadly, a tendency toward or support of a strongly authoritarian or dictatorial control of government or other organizations; -- often used pejoratively in this sense.

Wiktionary

  1. fascismnoun

    A political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on a relationship between business and the centralized government, business-and-government control of the market place, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights. Originally only applied (usually capitalized) to Benito Mussolini's Italy.

    Etymology: From fascismo, from fascio, from fasces, plural of fascis

  2. fascismnoun

    By vague analogy, any system of strong autocracy or oligarchy usually to the extent of bending and breaking the law, race-baiting and violence against largely unarmed populations.

    Etymology: From fascismo, from fascio, from fasces, plural of fascis

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  1. Fascism

    Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in mid-20th century Europe. Fascists seek to unify their nation through a totalitarian state that promotes the mass mobilization of the national community, relying on a vanguard party to initiate a revolution to organize the nation on fascist principles. Hostile to liberal democracy, socialism, and communism, fascist movements share certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism, ethnocentrism, and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation and asserts that nations and races deemed superior should obtain living space by displacing ones deemed weak or inferior. Fascist ideology consistently invoked the primacy of the state. Leaders such as Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany embodied the state and claimed indisputable power. Fascism borrowed theories and terminology from socialism but applied them to what it saw as the more significant conflict between nations and races rather than to class conflict, and focused on ending the divisions between classes within the nation. It advocated a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky to secure national self-sufficiency and independence through protectionist and interventionist economic policies. Fascism supports what is sometimes called a Third Position between capitalism and Marxist socialism. Fascist movements emphasized a belligerent, virulent form of nationalism and a fear of foreign people, which they frequently linked to an exaggerated ethnocentrism. The typical fascist state also embraced militarism, a belief in the rigors and virtues of military life as an individual and national ideal, meaning much of public life was organized along military lines and an emphasis put on uniforms, parades, and monumental architecture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fascism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fascism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Fascism in a Sentence

  1. Omer Fatih Sayan:

    We will never allow digital fascism and disregard of rules to prevail in Turkey.

  2. Edward Zehr:

    I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    When an Order misuses the Law in the context of Law and Order in a democratic state, it describes and pictures as fascism, racism, and majority dictatorship. Indeed, it mirrors the mindset of ruling power precisely.

  4. Antonio Funiciello:

    It will include the fascist period, and will be the first such center and museum in Italy to examine the history of fascism, but it will also include the years before and after the regime.

  5. Donald Rumsfeld, Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, October 10, 2003:

    Like President Reagan, President Bush has not shied from calling evil by its name or declaring his intention to defeat its latest incarnation, terrorism, just as free men and women of all political persuasions, here and abroad, defeated fascism and communism before.

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