Not much different from Nazism, Fascism may be defined as the beliefs and political system developed by Mussolini of Italy.

The features of Fascism may be described as follows:

(1) State-worship, meaning that state is supreme and everything else is subservient to the state.

(2) Leader-worship which means the leader is the all- powerful man and everybody should abide by him.


(3) War-worship meaning that war is inevitable and peace in politics is seldom to be found.

(4) Anti-communism and opposition to democracy. Fascists were anti-communists because the communists were internationalists, while Fascists glorified the nation.