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fascism vs. dictatorship

[ fash-iz-uhm ]
  1. a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
  2. the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
  3. a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.
[ dik-tey-ter-ship, dik-tey- ]
  1. a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
  2. absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control.
  3. the office or position held by a dictator.

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