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Political ideology that imposes strict social and economical measures as a method of empowering the government and stripping citizens of rights. This authoritative system of government is usually headed by an absolute dictator who keeps citizens suppressed via acts of violence and strict laws that govern the people. The most noted form of Fascism was implemented under Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, who both stripped citizens of their rights and maintained strict regimes that resulted in the deaths of thousands of humans. Some of the defining characteristics of fascism are: (1) racism, (2) militarism, (3) dictatorship, and (4) destructive nationalistic policies.

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The best example of fascism occurred during World War II, when Hitler took away the rights from the citizens of Germany, and became their absolute dictator.
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The factory supervisors were so cruel, controlling, and unjust to their workers that their behavior amounted to a regime of workplace fascism.
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You have to decide whether you want to keep your freedom or end up living in Fascism, letting the government take away everything you have.
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