Italian Fascism

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Italian Fascism

Post  NellieBennett on Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:07 pm

Fascism is a political philosophy that glorifies the state above the individual by emphasizing the need for a strong central government led by a dictatorial ruler. Values that fascism promotes are Mussolini's movement in 1922. The middle class had a fear of socialism, communism, and disorder made the Fascists increasingly attractive. Mussolini used various means to establish complete control over the Italian people.

The fasces symbol comes from the Italian word fasces.[i] In ancient Rome, the fasces were cylindrical bundles of wooden rods, tied tightly together around an axe. They symbolized unity and power.

Characteristics of Fascism:[u]
1. Single Party dictatorships
2. State control of the Economy
3. Use of police spies and terror to enforce the will of the state.
4. Strict censorship and government monopoly of the media.
5. Use of schools and the media to indoctrinate and mobilize citizens.
6. Unquestioning obedience to a single leader.


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