Understanding Fascism and Its History

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Fascism is a type of government which is almost the complete opposite of democracy. Even though it was at a disagreement with communism and socialism, they shared the same views. Fascism comes in a wide variety of forms of government, but it is described as a government of authoritarian. It is not communist, although all fascism is rooted in extreme nationalism.

Fascists were anti-democratic people, they did not believe in equality and liberty as the United States does. Their belief was that democracy led to greed amongst its people, weakness, and corruption in the government. They did not see people as individuals who expressed themselves, but instead as everyone being a part of a whole.

Fascists were enemies of the communist people and their beliefs, yet they had some of the same ideas. Fascism flourished during hard times economic wise and promoted extreme change socially to its people. The leaders were dictators who ruled in the name of the nation and all actions were for the nation to help “better” the nation as a whole and to leave no one behind.

Fascism had a weakness to their government. Just as communism did with theirs. Basically the government was built on trust or merit in a way. If somebody decided not to work they still were paid and stayed equal to the rest of their nation. Without nationalism the state would not be successful, because they were a whole and not individuals in the eyes of the government.

After World War I, Italy found itself on the edge of bankruptcy due to the huge war debt. Between 1919 and 1920, unemployment rose immensely, and frustration over the condition of the economy led to violence and the rise of radical political groups.

In 1919, newspaper owner Benito Mussolini, who was at t...

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...ounselors to help these two leaders. It seems that the fear that helped create the power contributed to its downfall because no one would question the solutions the men came up with. From this also produced meager organization. Hitler, who controlled the entire army, had left no power to his generals so he had all the power while no one else did. So no one knew correctly what their boundaries were. All of these things funded the fall of fascism.

Thanks for Communism and other things that have happened, fascism in Italy as well as Germany flew to a new level and thus cause World War II. Even after WWII fascism still remained alive in some countries, even though most thought it had been destroyed along with communism. When World War II ended with a victory for the Soviet Union who were communists, and the allies, some say this let fascism and communism still remain.

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