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)

GCIDE

  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.

  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.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Fascism

    Fascism is a far-right, authoritarian, ultranationalist political ideology and movement, characterized by a dictatorial leader, centralized autocracy, militarism, forcible suppression of opposition, belief in a natural social hierarchy, subordination of individual interests for the perceived good of the nation and race, and strong regimentation of society and the economy.Fascism rose to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before spreading to other European countries, most notably Germany. Fascism also had adherents outside of Europe. Opposed to anarchism, democracy, pluralism, liberalism, socialism and Marxism, fascism is placed on the far-right wing within the traditional left–right spectrum.Fascists saw World War I as a revolution that brought massive changes to the nature of war, society, the state, and technology. The advent of total war and the mass mobilization of society erased the distinction between civilians and combatants. A military citizenship arose in which all citizens were involved with the military in some manner. The war resulted in the rise of a powerful state capable of mobilizing millions of people to serve on the front lines and providing logistics to support them, as well as having unprecedented authority to intervene in the lives of citizens.Fascism rejects assertions that violence is inherently bad and views imperialism, political violence and war as means to national rejuvenation. Fascists often advocate for the establishment of a totalitarian one-party state, and for a dirigiste economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky (national economic self-sufficiency) through protectionist and economic interventionist policies. Fascism's extreme authoritarianism and nationalism often manifests as belief in racial purity or a master race, usually blended with some variant of racism or bigotry against a demonized "Other", such as Jews. These ideas have motivated fascist regimes to commit genocides, massacres, forced sterilizations, mass killings, and forced deportations.Since the end of World War II in 1945, few parties have openly described themselves as fascist; the term is more often used pejoratively by political opponents. The descriptions of neo-fascist or post-fascist are sometimes employed to describe contemporary parties with ideologies similar to, or rooted in, 20th-century fascist movements. Some opposition groups have adopted the label anti-fascist or antifa to signify their stance.

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  1. fascism

    Fascism is a political ideology that emerged in the early 20th century, primarily associated with the regimes of Benito Mussolini in Italy, Adolf Hitler in Germany, and Francisco Franco in Spain. It champions the idea of centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, with severe economic and social regimentation, forcible suppression of opposition, and an extreme form of nationalism. Fascist regimes typically enact policies of aggressive militarism, celebrate the state or race over individuals, and tend to create a regulated, controlled society with a strong emphasis on purity and order.

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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. Federico Finchelstein:

    Fascism sometimes becomes an attribute to describe someone that is intolerant or totalitarian or even racist, when dealing with an important part of the nation such as Hispanics, I think he definitely fits those categories.

  2. Jean-Paul Sartre:

    Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.

  3. Omer Fatih Sayan:

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

  4. Wang Shiming:

    The facts of history are that in the world's war against fascism, the Chinese people's war against Japan was an important component and played an important role in the eastern theater.

  5. Tommy Douglas:

    Let me remind you what fascism is. It need not wear a brown shirt or a green shirt. It may even wear a dress shirt. Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.

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