How bad is fascism in theory?
The difficulty with Fascism that it varies from country to country in its implementation. However, it could be said that there are three main fascist ideals; an anti-communist and anti-liberal dictatorial state, a regulated economic structure that focuses on revitalization, and a mass media platform from which pro-violence and romantic images are propagated.
There are many other aspects of fascism, but these are the main ideals contained within the political system. It was originally devised under the leadership of Benito Mussolini in the 1910s and 20s but was changed considerably under the reign of Hitler in Nazi Germany.
The term “fascism” itself comes from the “fasces”, an Ancient Roman weapon that was used by Imperial bodyguards to beat opponents and rebels who opposed the government. In theory, its reliance on violence, propaganda, war, and imprisonment makes it a difficult political theory to support and is largely illegal in a number of countries due to this.