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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1943 Benito Mussolini was forced to resign as Dictator of Italy, bringing and end to the Facist regime.
I am sorry you had to witness our city reduced to a battlefield by a gang of drunken, facist sectarians.
In a facist, future society where independent thought and speech is quelled, a firefighter whose duty it is to burn any books on sight meets a book-hoarding womanm who he falls for.
On the pitch for Lazio, Di Canio gave a facist salute several times.
His architect dad's Communist leanings forced him to flee the facist regime in his native land and settle in Scotland.
FACIST: Mosley, question six; PEACE: Mandela, question one
Having stabbed the tyres of their facist teacher by way of initiation, he's accepted into the gang and even falls for the sister of the rich kid he decked.
n The Spanish Civil War took place between July 1936 and April 1939 thanks to an intensely complex political situation between the far right, centrists and far left and which had become violent several years earlier n It ended in the defeat of the Republicans, resulting in the facist dictatorship of Francisco Franco n When World War II broke out Adolf Hitler met Franco to discuss Spanish support.
A member of the National Front until it was banned in 1997, he is now leader of the German National Democratic Party and a leading figure in the European National Front (ENF), an umbrella group for some of Europe's most extreme and openly facist organisations.
Facist Fahey, who died in 1954, was a notorious antisemite.