Comparison Of Fascism And The American Presidency

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Fascism and the American Presidency “Fascism was a mass movement that dominated many regions like Southern, and Eastern Europe during 1919 and 1945” (Soucy). Fascism also moved throughout United States, South Africa, Japan, Latin America, and the Middle East. One of the first fascist leaders was Benito Mussolini from ancient Rome. “The fascist parties were very different but they did common characteristics like militaristic nationalism, electoral democracy, political and cultural liberalism, a belief in natural society hierarchy and the rule of elites” (Soucy). One of the fascist parties was started by Adolf Hitler from Germany who was representing the National Socialism movement (Soucy). The movement showed militant spirit and discipline of Prussian army as the model for all individual and civic…show more content…
When Trump starting gaining followers most were from long angry speeches that blamed the countries problems on foreigners. “Fascist leaders threw out existing national constitutions, replacing representative government with dictarships that suppressed dissent” (Douthat). They used paramilitary organizations to intimidate their opponents. Trump defended behavior of supporters who assaulted a protester at one of Trumps rallies, saying “Maybe he should have been roughed up” (“Is Donald Trump a Fascist”). Trump likes to attack unauthorized immigrants, and refugees. “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” (Douthat). Also when a Hispanic man asked Trump a question, Trump interrupted him and asked him if he had been sent by the Mexican government. Then he divided blacks from Hispanics by inviting a black man to the microphone to tell him how his son was killed by an illegal immigrant (Douthat). Lastly Trump believes he should beat the competition, which means wage a trade war. He believes U.S. is in a struggle for supremacy with China, India, and lots of other places in the
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