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fascism

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rule, control, or leadership by one person with absolute power
  • A soaring crime rate and civil unrest were harbingers to the rise of fascism in the country.

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The first known use of fascism was in 1921

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“Fascism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fascism. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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