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Protofascist vs. Fascism — What's the Difference?

Protofascist vs. Fascism — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Protofascist and Fascism

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Protofascist

(politics) Showing the beginnings of fascism.

Fascism

Fascism () is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before spreading to other European countries.

Protofascist

An individual whose opinions or policies show the beginnings of fascism.

Fascism

An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

Fascism

A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
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Fascism

A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.

Fascism

Oppressive, dictatorial control.

Fascism

Any right-wing, authoritarian, nationalist ideology characterized by centralized, totalitarian governance, strong regimentation of the economy and society, and repression of criticism or opposition.

Fascism

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

Fascism

Any extreme reliance on or enforcement of rules and regulations.

Fascism

A political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government; - opposed to democracy and liberalism.

Fascism

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.

Fascism

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

Fascism

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

Fascism

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

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