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  • enPR: făsh'ĭz(ə)m, IPA: /ˈfæʃɪz(ə)m/, SAMPA: /"f{SIz(@)m/

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fascism

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  1. An extreme-right totalitarian political regime ideologically based on centralized government, violently repressing any criticism or opposition of the regime, leader cult and exalting nation-state and/or religion above individual rights. Originally only applied (usually capitalized) to Benito Mussolini's Italy.
  2. By vague analogy, any system of strong autocracy or oligarchy usually to the extent of bending and breaking the law, race-baiting and violence against largely unarmed populations.

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