The previous deffinition failed for several reasons. First, it did not address Fascists such as Franco who did not engage in agression. Secondly, it did not exclude other forms of dictatorship, such as Communism under Stalin.
- Hold on a minute, according to military historian Antony Beevor, the figure for non-combatants and surrendered troops killed by Franco's Nationalists during the war "must exceed 100,000 and may be closer to 200,000."
- Whoa. Islamofascism? People come up with some dumb ideas, don't they? I think whether or not this is a word would be better discussed either on the 'Islam' entry of/or the 'Theocracy' article, as it seems to me to be a specific example of what could better be termed theocratic fascism, or theofascism even; the distinction being that theocrats gain/hold their power on the basis of 'god's will', but invariably fall back on fascism when that fails to maintain their power (demotheocracy being a ridiculous concept - if the people decide or agree then the theoretical 'theo' would be redundant). So how do I mark this for deletion?220.127.116.11 13:17, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
- This is a dictionary, not an encyclopedia. The term Islamofascism has been in literary use for about ten years and as such, it qualifies for an entry here (see WT:CFI) and cannot be deleted. You have the option to refuse to use the term. As for discussing it, that is for Wikipedia (see w:Islamofascism). —Stephen (Talk) 13:40, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
Definitions are supposed to explain things, not raise more questions
The first definitions for fascism is: A political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on a relationship between business and the centralized government, business-and-government control of the marketplace, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights. Originally only applied (usually capitalized) to Benito Mussolini's Italy.
- How about a totalitarian ideology repressing opposition and based on relationship between business and a centralized government elevated above individual rights?