Fascism Key Words

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Political myth
A belief that has the capacity to provoke political action by virtue of its emotional power rather than through its accuracy
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Vitalism
The idea that humans derive their properties from a "life-force"
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Nihilism
The belief in nothing
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Natural selection
The theory that species go through a process of natural mutation where some will survive and others will die out
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Anti semitism
Prejudice or dislike of Jews
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Eugenics
The theory or practice of selective breeding, achieved either by promoting procreation of the 'fit' or stopping procreation of the 'unfit'
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Elitism
A belief in the rule of an elite minority
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Charisma
Charm of personal power; the ability to inspire loyalty, emotional dependence or devotion
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General will
The genuine interests of a collective body - equivalent to the common good
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Totalitarian democracy
An absolute dictatorship that masquerades as a democracy
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Integral nationalism
An intense, even hysterical, form of nationalist enthusiasm, in which individual identity is absorbed within the national community
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Autarky
Economic self sufficiency within a state
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Statism
Belief that the state is the most appropriate means of resolving problems and guaranteeing economic and social development
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Race
A collection of people who share a common genetic inheritance and are thus biologically distinguishable from others
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Monism
A belief in only one theory or value. Fascism is the ONLY ideology within a fascist dictatorship
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Futurism
An early C20th movement in the ares that glorified industrialisation
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Voluntarism
A theory that emphasises free will and personal commitment rather than any form of determinism. i.e. Mussolini was accepting of everyone as long as they prescribed to his ideology whereas Hitler was strictly aryanist
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