Fascism

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Fascism

A political system characterized by extreme nationalism. When it emerged in the early 20th century, it rejected both left-wing and right-wing thought and advocated a system in which the citizens of a nation work together for a common goal (usually under the command of a strong leader). Fascism is noted for corporatist economic policies, in which interests of the state, businesses and workers cooperate to set policies. It is strongly associated with racism and/or expansionism.
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Although this article pertains to Italians in Sydney, it clearly demonstrates the power the Fascists held over the migrant population through the threat of excommunication.
These historical sources and links that political cartoonists use successfully enable them to transmit political messages while avoiding the censor and at the same time to disrupt the ideological construction of fascism, which regarded Mussolini and the fascists as the direct descendants of the Roman Empire.
I focus on two specific efforts that have long been associated with particular aspects of Fascist plans for Rome: the construction of the Via della Conciliazione through the rione Borgo between St.
Not just reacting against the left, the government became more reactionary and oppressive as the DC was increasingly influenced by the Vatican and former Fascists.
Goldberg is excruciatingly careful, almost to the point of excessive apologizing, to clarify that he is not claiming that modern liberals are Fascists or Nazis or that they advocate in any way the political violence associated with those movements.
Taking full stock of such interventionist policies is crucial for understanding how cinema in Italy from 1922-43 functioned ideologically, especially given the important and often-neglected fact that the majority of films screened in fascist cinemas were actually produced in Hollywood.
Aa If there is one lesson that Morales can learn from the peasants who have been degraded and horsewhipped in the streets of Santa Cruz, the trade unionists who have been burned out of their headquarters and homes in Pando and the street vendors who have been driven from the markets in Tarija, is that you cannot 'make deals' with fascists.
Many of the Fascists escaped but a little later were rounded up by a Spanish unit.
In fact, the news media in this country never use the word fascist to describe a contemporary American political figure.
If Islamists constitute 10 percent to 15 percent of the Muslim population worldwide, they number some 125 million to 200 million persons, or a far greater total than all the fascists and communists, combined, who ever lived.
The arrests, the president said, "are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation.
An actual political murder from the early fascist period in 1921 is being reinvestigated.