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Greater-Appalachia wrote:Rip. Also, I’m not big on anime or Neko stuff but the new theme you set up for your nation is pretty neat, from the flag to the motto to the leader name.

I just had the black and white neko and thought huh this would look neat on a flag and since I had Paw as a name on a steam account i use a lot i figured i could do a bunch of dumb puns for the nation, season 3 of NS cards is about 4 months away anyway and that way ill have a new flavour for ppl to collect lmao

i aint even a weeb tbh

P0RTVGAL, why the anime? Why? WHY?! *cries*

Please for the love of god return to your senses and stop giving your friends brain cancer.

P0RTVGAL wrote:

i aint even a weeb tbh

Then don't pretend to be one.

P0RTVGAL wrote:poll up

I very much like the current flag and see no need to change it. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

If the membership however feels a refresher is in order I won't object to the public will and will work together with you on setting the new aesthetics.

Pardon the immense lateness of the following replies. I have been focused on doing a lot of updates to our region and also creating backup-files.

Brazika wrote:Really. I have a question anyway. I did it.

I think the poll you did was really great! Please by all means create as many polls you like, it is within your rights and your duties, as it helps maintain regional activity and offers something for those who don't post on the RMB as often as the rest of us, to engage in FE's public life and to get their voice heard through.

Just remember to try and keep a reasonable time-frame between each poll you make. It can get tiresome and repetitive if there is poll after poll after poll with no pause in-between. Dims the shining.

Greater-Appalachia wrote:Yeah, Fourth Reich 4, the diversity here is actually high, contrary to what a leftist would have you believe about a fascist region. I’m from deep in the mountains of Appalachia in West Virginia, USA. A radically different environment in almost every single way from Finland.

I bet it is. To be honest, I would love it if we had proper mountains here in Finland. There is just something special in feeling and in atmosphere to be living close to (or surrounded by) snow-capped mountains.

But forests are nice too. And we got plenty of those.

Fourth Reich 4 wrote:Well, I am from Iran, It is currently ruled by a theocracy, I hope someday we will have a nationalist government instead of this Islamist government.

Your supreme leader is almost like 90 and a large percentage of the other ruling religious figures are also getting gray and wrinkly. It might not be that long until they will pass away and in doing so giving more room for the younger and revolutionary generations, giving more room for change to happen.

Hmmh, also when it comes to Iran and the other middle-eastern states (I know I've said this before but I'll say it again), there is a great amount of beauty in the people, in the culture, in the history, in the environment and surrounding landscape etc. A lot of things to for a foreigner to be interested and appreciative, and a lot of things for a national to be proud about. That in mind, it is sad and unfortunate that this beauty within is overshadowed by their Islamist governments. Hidden beneath and forgotten. Many Westerners when they think of Iran, for instance, all they can (more or less) think about are Islamist radicals and fundamentalists, terrorism, oppression of women etc. etc. This is partly due to the way media focuses and portrays these countries -but irregardless of reasons- it is a tragedy that people lose so much human richness and forget about its existence because all the mental projections they have of Iran, relate to the leaders threatening others with nuclear armageddon for the glory of Allah.

Fourth Reich 4 wrote:I agree with you, unlike the common belief, fascism is not racist (unlike Nazism), Nazis (people like Alfred Rosenberg) criticized fascism for being too soft. Personally, I think fascism is more logical than other far-right ideologies.

National Socialism is fascism, but not all forms of fascism are National Socialist.

It is not necessary for a fascist to be racially obsessed. One can recognize race as a fact (racialism), and racial differences due to adaptation to different environments around the globe, but does not need to let it go further to thinking of superiority and inferiority and genocides etc.. We are different, but is there a ladder and a hierarchy-pyramid for us? Nah, wonders have been achieved by various races across the globe.

It is good that you have acknowledged and realized this.

The "Far-Right" is not yet fascist. Many confuse this with fascism because the media often portrays them as the one and the same. They may as anti-communist as we are, and fiercely patriotic, but they are rarely as radical nor revolutionary. For example, Many far-right groups advocate direct democracy and full-blown capitalism. In contrast, we as Fascists would remodel the entire economic model with that of the 3rd position, a future beyond left or right for it is not sufficient to continue into a new era based on old and outdated, and divisive, dichotomies. And we Fascists have no need to cuddle-up to democracy, we reject that artifical and ill-working system with one of better and purer leadership in the spirit of merit and talent. Quality, not quantity. Achievement, not self-marketing.

For further education on Fascism, I suggest you read the Guide available on the WFE to get yourself started. It has been designed with beginner's in mind.

-Originally composed by Fascist sparta & Atsuria in a Ministry of Truth collaborative project, this official guide has now been re-written & re-published with new additions, improvements and general edits while -at the same time- maintaining an appropriate level of respect for the content of the original work and the time and effort invested in it; having henceforth updated the guide without sacrificing the integrity of its original message.

Fascism is often spoken of in a derogatory way that denotes a negligent and oppressive dictatorship. It is misunderstood and mislabeled constantly, with many confusing it with ‘Nazism,’ or more accurately, National Socialism. Even fellow Fascists will confuse Fascism and its philosophy often.

With this guide I hope to clear these misconceptions up and to teach the reality of Fascism.


The Term:

First and foremost we must clarify the name "Fascism" itself. What is "Fascism"? To those who have not yet studied Fascism or those who are non-fascists it can mean anything and nothing. It is a useful label to denominate anything and anyone a person finds negative or annoying. Fascism regardless is a real thing. So let's dissect this.

There are two separations.

1.Fascism (uppercase F)

An ideology, which when fully considered, is more than just an ideology. A worldview. Fascism first started to surface in the late 1910's as a social-political movement and with Benito Mussolini (the leader of the movement) attaining the Premiership of Italy in 1922 the country of Italy became the first to have a regime centered on and around Fascism. It was the first Fascist State.

2.fascism (lowercase f)

"All National socialists are fascists but not all fascists are national socialists"

-Merther

Of course, ideas spread. People take inspiration. In other countries in Europe and all over the world people created other movements, some of which gained power, inspired and modeled after Mussolini's Italy and of Fascism the way it was conceived in Italy; based on what Mussolini had said. But these often had their own differences. Cultural adaptation, national adaptation. Different flavors, different preferences. National Socialism (the most well-known derivation) for example, is more racialist oriented.

fascism with lowercase f is the "family of fascist ideologies". They all share unifying core similarities and differ in some ways. National Socialism, National Syndicalism, Metaxism, Rexism, Falangism, Brazilian Integralism etc. to name a few. All of these equal (=) fascism. General fascism. Sometimes a movement did not create its own ideology with a specific name, in such cases, it is also correct to use the lowercase f to denote these movements outside of Italy (presupposing) that their beliefs/doctrines were sufficiently distinct from Fascism as it was seen in Italy. The Fatherland Front of Austria, for example, can be described as having followed a path of "Austro-fascism". While close to Fascism itself in many ways, it differed significantly in how it approached the religious order. Whereas in Italy the Fascists advocated for a more secular State with the Church separated to its own sphere of responsibility, the Fatherland Front was much more heavily influenced by the Catholic Church and as a movement, aligned itself strongly with the Church.

In a nutshell, Fascism with capital F is the parent ideology. The Progenitor from which everything else was born. It is Fascism, just Fascism. It does not have nor need any other name or title. We do not call it "Mussolinism". Yes?

So there is Fascism and fascism. The first is very specific. The second is more vague, denotes a larger collection of different ideologies and movements -often with their own names and identities- linked together in one tradition, and all linked directly towards the first, towards Fascism. They are all as much bonded together as separated apart. When we speak of National Socialism, we speak of National Socialism. When we speak of Fascism, we speak of Fascism.

When -however- we speak of BOTH COMBINED. When we speak of something that applies to both..then we speak of fascism. With that lowercase f. We can say the fascists fought against the allied in world war 2, and that means both the Germans and Italians. The National Socialists, and the Fascists of Mussolini.

Much to say about one term, but, it must be said. So that you'll be less confused in the long-run.

This Guide especially focuses on Fascism with capital F. The Classical and original. Those who follow this path would be called "Neo-Fascists".

Perhaps, you might one day call yourself that. But you cannot without knowing what you stand behind. So please, read the guide.


Core Philosophy:

"Fascism was not the protector of any one class, but a supreme regulator of the relations between all citizens of a state"

-Benito Mussolini: Quoted in "My Autobiography", New York: NY, Charles Scribner’s Sons (1928) p. 280

No matter what variant of fascism you look at the foundations are all the same; unity and stability above all else. This cliché paradigm of the ‘left vs right wing’ is both narrow-minded and in stark contrast to these very ideals. Putting countrymen at each others’ throats jeopardizes all that a true Fascist holds dear to him, his people, his family, and his Nation. It must be clarified that Fascism is not a reactionary force fixated on persecuting enemies of the State - rather, it is revolutionary in anticipating solutions. To simply enforce decrepit and ineffective laws is reminiscent of conservatism and thus adaptation through observation and reform is the key to tomorrow. Therefore the Orwellian interpretation of Fascism as being a brute police state obsessed with curfews is null and void.

(It should be duly noted that Fascism is Third Positionist, meaning it takes the best from both sides and transcends the political spectrum.)

But of course, one form of thought cannot be classified under the signature of fascism just merely because it values order and stability. If that was the case, Soviet Socialism would be fascism too! What a laugh.

So, what else is there to unite the fascists of various colors, shapes and sizes?

a small sample, we can -for example- consider the questions:

-Opposition to Marxism and Liberalism?
-Opposition to materialism? Appreciation of the spiritual and intangible? "Duty, Honor, Courage"?
-Nationalism (not simply patriotism) and a sense of brotherhood?
-Collective values? Anti-individualism?
-an Authoritarian or Totalitarian government? An enlightened & competent leader/leadership? Merit/skill-based promotion?
-An Economic system balancing between private-focused and public-focused?
-Radicalism?


The State:

”All within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.”

-Benito Mussolini: Speech to Chamber of Deputies (9 December 1928)

"Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State; and it is for the individual in so far as he coincides with the State . . . . It is opposed to classical Liberalism . . . . Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual."

-Benito Mussolini: quoted in "The Doctrine of Fascism" Firenze: Vallecchi Editore (1935 version), p. 13

At the very center of everything is the State. Through a libertarian lens, the State is the oppressor of the individual. Through the Fascist perspective, the State and the individual are inseparable - they are one and the same. The individual inherits the State at birth and evolves mentally, physically, and emotionally within the many institutions and programs it provides. In order for the nation to thrive the individual must be encouraged to pursue his/her passions for a job best befitting him/her and ultimately the State. The Fascist State is not to be disregarded as merely a watchman policing the streets and keeping order - it is a synthesis between the nationstate, its culture, its history, its spirituality, and its people. The State is not a material force promising to solve all of Man’s woes and sorrows - no! It is an entity within the metaphysical realm that binds generations to generations and makes itself felt through every soul within its sphere.

What of Democracy then? The Fascist State is hardly considered a "Democratic State". However, one must account for the definitions and perceptions of concepts. If, with Democracy, you think of that of the mob rule; the cacophony of the masses, then Fascism certainly is not democratic, for we entrust the counsellorship of the nation & State to a selected worthy elite rising above their own private interests and with a strong character included in which is no least talent in statesmanship and in leadership, ability in judgment and in reasoning, a mind capable of clear insight and of seeing a bigger picture, able to make compromises and protecting stability among groups of interest. Et cetera et cetera.

Yet, if with Democracy we go beyond the surface and instead consider Democracy in a deeper sense of "shared responsibility", more akin to a state of things where the people have a more active and direct relationship with the State by actively participating the development and life of the State as a res publica (public matter) and mutually contributing to the future of the nation under the guidance of their revered and respected leaders, then Fascism, as paradoxical as that may sound to someone not so well educated in the subject, is a closer representation of Democracy than anything we have today where the people desire and hope, placing their hopes in career politicians who bicker for bread..rather than in real leaders, and who then "represent" the people's wishes.

By committing and investing the individuals of the people collective into the State deeply, the life of the State becomes, in turn, affected actively by the actions and efforts of the individuals part of this all-encompassing entity. Fascism achieves what Democracy desires, but cannot fulfill in itself.

The main argument against the Fascist State is its use of violence and suppression of ‘freedom of speech.’ It is unanimously believed that tolerance and freedom of expression are the ‘pillars’ of a civilized nation - that dissent and discontent somehow define acceptable normality. Fascism rejects such preposterous notions and enforces its doctrine, culture, laws, and customs throughout the Nation. Similar to O’Sullivan’s Law Fascism believes in action and intolerance in order to instill and uphold the moral and spiritual values of the people. Fascism is absolute; it is not interested in perpetual bickering and debate over elements harmful to Man. The elements of consumerism, materialism, hedonism, political opposition, and other issues present in their respective countries must be adamantly judged and dealt with.


Eternal Struggle:

"Above all, Fascism, in so far as it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. It thus repudiates the doctrine of Pacifism — born of a renunciation of struggle and an act of cowardice in the face of sacrifice. War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the people who have the courage to meet it. All other trials are substitutes, which never really put a man in front of himself in the alternative of life and death."

-Giovanni Gentile (credited to Mussolini): quoted in "The Doctrine of Fascism" (1932) p. 89

In order to understand the fundamentals of Fascist philosophy, one must acknowledge that it views life not as an anomaly nor quest for peace; but a struggle; a righteous and determined struggle. Life is no stranger to being unfair; ruthless; merciless; and harsh - therefore Fascism aims to prepare the individual as soon as possible for the future obstacles and hardships he/she will endure. The Fascist State supports, strengthens and trains its children for war on every level instead of sugarcoating with hedonism and giving them petty assurances.

"The Fascist accepts life and loves it, knowing nothing of and despising suicide; he rather conceives of life as duty and struggle and conquest, life which should be high and full, lived for oneself, but above all for others — those who are at hand and those who are far distant, contemporaries, and those who will come after."

In "The Doctrine of Fascism"

Great rewards are reaped in life by those who prevail every day and every second. Those who survive and even thrive from their deepest wounds earn relief, joy, and satisfaction from their internal/external battles. Every success and victory an individual achieves is felt in his attitude, his household, his neighborhood, his community, and so his State. Like a shockwave the conception of a national struggle is suddenly very alive and real; ripe for activity and action; ready to face anything the globe throws at it.

“The pursuit of happiness is never-ending; happiness lies in the pursuit.”
- Saul Alinksy (Rules For Radicals)


Meritocracy & Elitism:

"Fascism denies that numbers, as such, can direct human society. It denies that numbers can govern by means of periodical consultations: It asserts the unavoidable fruitful and beneficent inequality of men who cannot be leveled by any such mechanical and extrinsic device as universal suffrage."

-Benito Mussolini "The Doctrine of Fascism", June 1932. (p. 107)

"Democracy vests sovereignty in the people, that is to say, in the mass of human beings.[....]Fascism insists that the government be entrusted to men capable of rising above their own private interests and of realizing the aspirations of the social collectivity, considered in its unity and in its relation to the past and future. [....]it also proclaims that the great mass of citizens is not a suitable advocate of social interests for the reason that the capacity to ignore individual private interests in favor of the higher demands of society and of history is a very rare gift and the privilege of the chosen few [...] It is therefore as wise [...] as it is judicious to entrust the normal control of the commonwealth to a selected élite."

-Signor Alfredo Rocco, Minister of Justice of Fascist Italy. (The Political Doctrine of Fascism)

Fascism respects and adheres to hierarchy by which meritocracy permits those deserving of high positions and ranks. Plutocracy and cronyism are thereby banished in place of those whom have proved themselves worthy. Fascism recognizes the hierarchical nature of even the insect world and animal kingdom - humans are no different. It is a fact that people excel in some fields while lacking in others, thus giving everyone their various traits and skills. Fascism rewards those who utilize their craftsmanship and hone themselves.

It is in this topic that we understand the essence of discipline and obedience in a Fascist society fervent in authority and order. When speaking of discipline and obedience today, one may instantly come to the conclusion of degradation and submission, but this simply is not true. The Fascist maintains his dignity and confidence when dealing with authority; he is not obnoxious nor careless; neither does he let himself be a subdued soul devoid of uniqueness and emotion - no, he is humble and respectful, nothing more, nothing less. The State is not interested in being amused by jesters - it wants soldiers, leaders, teachers, scientists, etc.

A Fascist society is neat, it is uniform and orderly. Respect must be earned on an intimate level and shown in the hierarchical structure of the social pyramid. A janitor isn’t to be scolded for having less of a job than a judge or officer. All the various professions and jobs coordinate themselves into a national effort when looking at statistics, advancements, and triumphs.

If the people do not have at the very least discipline then they will in turn not possess even a modicum of respect and decency for their elders, parents, and so the world around them.


Intellectualism:

"This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the Earth."

-Mussolini remark to Galeazzo Ciano (December 19, 1937) quoted in: "The Book of Italian Wisdom" (2003) by Antonio Santi, p. 50

Coincidentally, or so you would believe, Fascism is anti-intellectual. Now, it must be understood that Fascism is not an enemy of debate in general and deep philosophical thinking. On the contrary, as any Historian can testify Fascist Italy actively supported the arts & sciences. For example, The Italian Royal Academy established by Mussolini > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Academy_of_Italy

Rather, a more accurate description of this statement as opposed to the Doctrinal layout is ‘anti-skepticism’ - these almost utopian dreamers. The skeptic is libertarian, indecisive, he is a man who questions anything and everything for the sake of questioning. In the 21st century such men are abundant yet so miserable and paranoid. These men are the conscious objectors of action and reality and instead toil with fantasy and unrealistic scenarios of ‘peace and harmony’ while watching the outside world from their windows.

Silence is the only answer you should give to the fools. Where ignorance speaks, intelligence should not give advices.

-B.Mussolini. The Lazio Speeches (1936), as quoted in The Book of Italian Wisdom by Antonio Santi, Citadel Press, (2003) p. 87.


Race:

“I must acknowledge that I do not believe in eternal peace. . . . In this world there are some fundamental facts called race, progress, development, rise and decline of peoples; facts all leading to conflicts which often cannot be resolved in any other way than through armed force."

-Benito Mussolini speech 6.2.1922: quoted in "The Philosophy of Fascism" by Mr. Mario Palmieri (Chapter V: Fascist Ethics)

"National pride has no need of the delirium of race. Anti-Semitism does not exist in Italy… Whenever things go awry in Germany, the Jews are blamed for it."

-Benito Mussolini: quoted in "Talks with Mussolini", Emil Ludwig, Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company (1933) pp. 70-71. Mussolini’s interview was in 1932.

"(About Italy) Not a race, nor a geographically defined region, but a people, historically self-perpetuating itself; a multitude unified by an idea and imbued with the will to live, the will to power, self-consciousness, personality."

-Benito Mussolini in "Doctrine of Fascism".

Fascism does not indulge itself in racial theories of supremacy and inferiority, rather, it merely recognizes the fact of racial diversity and leaves it at that. Fascism seeks to protect the national identity founded and focused primarily on strong and metatemporal spiritual elements (not materialistic and easily broken), and uphold the integrity and safety of the nation. To this end, strict scrutiny of migrants, as well as expectations of cultural assimilation, will take place. In effect this will also maintain a majority-status for the original racial group, due to the understandable importance cultural-identity has to individuals, and thus, limiting the number of individuals ready and willing to migrate. Those who do, certainly then, love where they are going to.

The maintaining of the majority-racial group is not by design (as would be in National Socialist states), but happens through on its own as a natural side effect of the Fascist immigration policies, which once again, are not designed from the datum of keeping as many migrants out as possible, but rather, to ensure that everyone who comes is compatible and won't cause harm. The Nation must be treasured, held in gentle hands. Illegal immigration especially is unacceptable. Mass immigration very dangerous; undermining any real desire or intent for integration.

Regarding the Semitic question, Fascism does not wish to persecute the Jews. If one would like to remark about the 1938 anti-semitic laws the Kingdom of Italy introduced then it should be pointed out that this was a purely political move to maintain ties with Germany. Even then, Mussolini refused to hand Italian Jews over to the SS. During World War Two Italy was a relative safe haven for Jews, with thousands fleeing from Germany/Occupied Zones to Italy.

“Despite its alliance with Germany, the Fascist regime responded equivocally to German demands first to concentrate and then to deport Jews residing in Italian occupation zones in Yugoslavia, Greece, and France to killing centers in the German-occupied Poland. Italian military authorities generally refused to participate in mass murder of Jews or to permit deportations from Italy or Italian-occupied territory; and the Fascist leadership was both unable and unwilling to force the issue.”

-Holocaust Encyclopedia


Spirituality:

"The Fascist State has never tried to create its own God, as at one moment Robespierre and the wildest extremists of the Convention tried to do; nor does it vainly seek to obliterate religion from the hearts of men as does Bolshevism: Fascism respects the God of the ascetics, of the saints, of the heroes, and also God as seen and prayed to by the simple and primitive heart of the people."

Benito Mussolini quoted in :"The Doctrine of Fascism" (June 1932).

Fascism does not ridicule the faithfull, Fascism does not ridicule the divine. In anti-Fascist propaganda one can hear on occasion the claim that Fascism is "ungodly". How is Fascism ungodly? I ask you. A Fascist is willing to sacrifice himself, therefore he believes in something higher than his mortal life. Yes? A Fascist believes in purpose and in duty, in a cause of motivation over the lure of gold and trinkets. The Fascist lives his life in the spiritual aura of his Nation the very least, and God if one's heart has been opened. For a Fascist to be devoid of a spiritual outlook on life is to be ignorant of the sheer complexity of life, space, time, and the cosmos and beyond. The Fascist is moral, humble, respectful, caring, courageous, and deeply spiritual - his politics and his spirituality are intertwined. He may wish to be secular on a personal level, but all else requires belief; belief in God; in righteousness; in family; in sacrifice; in struggle; and most importantly, in himself. He must not lose faith in mankind and his destiny. A Fascist may -in his choosing- reject gods of the old books but spirituality can never escape him; Fascism itself is faith and belief; high-oriented action for inner nobility radiating externally.

Fascist States have commonly followed secularism in governance, that is, control of the State is not dictated by the Church; The Church and State are separated. Even so, churches and religion (Christianity) have had their respected places and roles to fulfill and -for example- the treaty between the Vatican and Italy (The Lateran Treaty) goes to show the Fascist acknowledgement of God's house. From the perspective of the Fascist, The Church is (at its) best when handling and governing over souls and salvation; representing the heavens and in doing so connecting the people to the great beyond of their perennial belief. The State concerns itself with the people's lives here and now...governs over the fate of the nation here on Earth, connects people to their roots of origin from dust to dust. While from a moral standpoint it would/could seem positive to some to have clergy hold State power through control of the judiciary, the parliament/congress etc. it can be counter-argued that the State has the better ability and people with better expertise to draft national legislation in the appropriate legislative bodies AND structure the aforementioned judiciary -which is enforcing established codes of law- in a way better equipped to solve legal problems & crime in which the Church's answers & routes of option would be limited by their scripture and theological frame(s), and they would be at a weaker position to recognize the broad picture and all the detailed factors which affect, and to give an appropriate response. In a way, matters of religion are simple, matters of law less so. Earthly relations are complex, divine relations unified in God's grace.

When considering fascism at a wide angle across the globe and in times gone by, theocratic (or "clerical") non-secular forms of fascism are not beyond possibility; depending on national and historical peculiarities accounted for. Religions practiced can also vary.


Economy:

"[..]The object of the regime in the economic field is to ensure higher social justice for the whole of the Italian people… What does social justice mean? It means work guaranteed, fair wages, decent homes, it means the possibility of continuous evolution and improvement."

-Benito Mussolini: quoted in "Four Speeches on the Corporate State", Rome , (1935) pp. 39-40. Speech delivered to the workers in Milan. Eric Jabbari, Pierre Laroque and the Welfare State in Postwar France, Oxford University Press, (2012) p. 46

"Fascism recognizes the real needs which gave rise to socialism and trade unionism, giving them due weight in the guild or corporative system in which divergent interests are coordinated and harmonized in the unity of the State."

Benito Mussolini: quoted in “The Doctrine of Fascism” (1935 version), Firenze: Vallecchi Editore, p. 15

"It is no longer economy aiming at individual profit, but economy concerned with collective interest".

Benito Mussolini: quoted in "Four Speeches on the Corporate State", Laboremus, Roma, 1935, p. 38

The economic policies of the State are centered around three principles:

Welfare, Autarky, & Morality

Welfare: The welfare of men, women, and children is essential in the Fascist State. If the people are denied basic rights such as healthcare and education then the current State is a failure in all retrospects. The State must nurture and care for its people first and foremost, negating humanitarian aid if necessary. The wellbeing of the very veterans it sent off to war will be taken care of; the very workers that prop up industry will be ensured vacations and safety; and the very teachers that educate and enlighten the youth will be paid handsomely.

Autarky: The self-sufficiency of a nation will soften the blow/make it immune to embargoes, trade disputes, and tariffs. For a Fascist State especially achieving economic self-reliance is important as many other nations of the world would likely not react too well if a Fascist State was to rise. The Globalists are entrenched deep and would seek ways to undermine the threat to their precious little shadow puppeteering.

The policy of Autarky will encourage and even protect domestic companies and industries from foreign competition and outsourcing. The specific economic policies will be set depending on the nation’s predicament and unique qualities. Care must be given in consideration, resources are spread unevenly around the globe and some nations may benefit from free-er foreign trade comparatively better than form a war of tariffs. The Road to autarky often is not easy, but this should not be taken to say it is not achievable.

Morality: The private sector naturally priorities capital above all. A company will outsource jobs to foreign cheap labor and advertise whatever appeals to the masses as it so conveniences them. More specifically in this process does consumerism sprout and infect society; corroding its very foundation. As a consequence, the lower and middle classes feel uncomfortable with themselves when faced with ‘hip’ or generally popular brands of clothes, shoes, etc. How can the youth master themselves in all aspects when they’re too busy trying to ‘fit’ in? How can they pursue their dreams and learn when they have insecurities of their appearance and thus self-esteem? Modern Man unintentionally sets the youth backwards and gives them unequal due respect and brotherhood of one-another.

Tying into welfare, Fascism does not trust the wellbeing of its citizens falling into the hands of mischievous insurance companies and private medical facilities.

It is a common misconception that Fascism is therefore Socialist due to its staunch opposition of Capitalism - this simply isn’t true. The efficiency as well as competition capitalism brings is utilized for the betterment of the nation rather than monetary goals. In saying this, socialism itself is heavily prevalent in the Fascist State in terms of altruism and the nationalization of vital industries.

Generally, Fascist economics fall in the categories of Corporatism, State Capitalism, and even Syndicalism. a 3rd position neither fully left nor right, as elements from both are welded in synthesis. The workers are the blood vessels of the nation and hold a significant place in every variation of Fascism.

The Corporatism of Fascism not to be mistaken for rule or direction by private corporations. This is corporatocracy by difference. Corporatism is both an economic and a social principle, in Fascist economics it translates to method of functioning without harming output by the form of guilds centered around different fields of economic activity (metallurgy, agriculture, services, communications, textile-industries etc.). The bureaucratic nature of councils consisting of employers and employees alike will serve as the basis for complaints and wage-related issues

Although working conditions will be as hygienic and safe as possible - worker strikes and unions are banned in order for the economy to adhere and sustain itself.

" [...] disdain towards conscious sabotage: whereas in the modern world the employees use strikes as a merciless weapon to ensure everything they want is fulfilled the Fascist state looks down upon revolts of such nature. Truly the best course of action is of moderated discourse back-and-forth within the institutionalized labor organizations (Corporations) for it makes all perspectives clear and easier to understand, not blinded by the mass-enhanced "mob-mentality" of the worker-strikes in where vision is often tunneled to perceived injustices only. Ultimately the method favorer translates further to more optimized decisions in the field of labour-economy.

-The Cumbrian State. "A Fascist Acknowledgement of Labour and Welfare".


For further material and education please check the sources provided by Archive of Fascist Material (AND) for new and original in-depth educational content on various specific themes and topics of Fascist and non-Fascist nature alike, please take your time to read and browse the official Fascist Journal !

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This Guide was written and edited by Fascist sparta of the International Fascist Federat1on and Atsuria of the Fifth Empire in a collaborative effort.

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Brazika wrote:Welcome to our members. Lets catch up, friends.

this week i'm feeling the highest temperatures of my life around 35 to 40 degrees. At least here it is full of beaches. If it were in Brazil I would be taking a shower, because my state has no beaches. 😂

What about you, bois?

P0RTVGAL wrote:spent 3 days up in the northern mountains/natural reserve, and 1 night in Vizela and it were 44ºC

P0RTVGAL already knows this but I went to a military museum recently with a friend of mine. It covered Finnish military-history (focusing especially on artillery) from 1500's to the modern day. I might share some pictures on discord.

Atsuria wrote:P0RTVGAL, why the anime? Why? WHY?! *cries*

Please for the love of god return to your senses and stop giving your friends brain cancer.

Then don't pretend to be one.

Eh, as long as he doesn't go about constantly posting and obsessing over it like actual weebs do, it's not a problem. See, I like firearms, but you don't see me constantly posting and obsessing over it, because it's a hobby, not an obsession. If I was obsessed about firearms I would be a maniac on a couple of government watchlists, not a hobbyist. I would apply the same dynamic to P0RTVGAL, so long as he doesn't obsess over it to become a weeaboo menace, he is but a simple hobbyist.

That being said, when he crosses that line into obsessed maniac, we shall have to stage an intervention.

Greater-Appalachia wrote:Eh, as long as he doesn't go about constantly posting and obsessing over it like actual weebs do, it's not a problem. See, I like firearms, but you don't see me constantly posting and obsessing over it, because it's a hobby, not an obsession. If I was obsessed about firearms I would be a maniac on a couple of government watchlists, not a hobbyist. I would apply the same dynamic to P0RTVGAL, so long as he doesn't obsess over it to become a weeaboo menace, he is but a simple hobbyist.

That being said, when he crosses that line into obsessed maniac, we shall have to stage an intervention.

It's literally not even a hobby and I don't like anime, but it's because of reactions like his that I dig doing this or collecting weeb cards on NS
I got similar confusion last year with the wasp theme I adopted

Ave Fascis Imperiālis! The Nomadic Legion of Cruciland sends its warmest regards, being clerical fascist both IC'ly and OOC'ly. This region truly is a treasure trove, and would make an excellent new home for this august nation. o7

Cruciland wrote:Ave Fascis Imperiālis! The Nomadic Legion of Cruciland sends its warmest regards, being clerical fascist both IC'ly and OOC'ly. This region truly is a treasure trove, and would make an excellent new home for this august nation. o7

Welcome aboard, and Ave

Cruciland wrote:Ave Fascis Imperiālis! The Nomadic Legion of Cruciland sends its warmest regards, being clerical fascist both IC'ly and OOC'ly. This region truly is a treasure trove, and would make an excellent new home for this august nation. o7

Welcome, man!!

P0RTVGAL wrote:It's literally not even a hobby and I don't like anime, but it's because of reactions like his that I dig doing this or collecting weeb cards on NS
I got similar confusion last year with the wasp theme I adopted

That is just as acceptable as if it was a hobby, even more so perhaps.

smh Soros came to Portugal and I wasn't in Lisbon to shoot him in Minecraft

Atsuria wrote:
Your supreme leader is almost like 90 and a large percentage of the other ruling religious figures are also getting gray and wrinkly. It might not be that long until they will pass away and in doing so giving more room for the younger and revolutionary generations, giving more room for change to happen.

Unlike the previous generations, the newer generations are more irreligious and nationalist in Iran. So, at least one good point of having an Islamist government is to know how disastrous is letting religion participating in politics. Most Iranians know this because they are tolerating an Islamist regime, but in other middle east countries like Turkey, they still dream of having an Islamist government.

Atsuria wrote:
Hmmh, also when it comes to Iran and the other middle-eastern states (I know I've said this before but I'll say it again), there is a great amount of beauty in the people, in the culture, in the history, in the environment and surrounding landscape etc. A lot of things to for a foreigner to be interested and appreciative, and a lot of things for a national to be proud about. That in mind, it is sad and unfortunate that this beauty within is overshadowed by their Islamist governments. Hidden beneath and forgotten. Many Westerners when they think of Iran, for instance, all they can (more or less) think about are Islamist radicals and fundamentalists, terrorism, oppression of women etc. etc. This is partly due to the way media focuses and portrays these countries -but irregardless of reasons- it is a tragedy that people lose so much human richness and forget about its existence because all the mental projections they have of Iran, relate to the leaders threatening others with nuclear armageddon for the glory of Allah.

Before 1979 revolution, we had a nationalist government (Shah's regime). Then, economy was good, women were free and we had good relations with all world, but in 1979, Islamist and left-wing groups staged a revolution that ruined everything in Iran. It is nice that you know not all Iranians are some hairy, disgusting Mullahs.

Atsuria wrote:
National Socialism is fascism, but not all forms of fascism are National Socialist.

It is not necessary for a fascist to be racially obsessed. One can recognize race as a fact (racialism), and racial differences due to adaptation to different environments around the globe, but does not need to let it go further to thinking of superiority and inferiority and genocides etc.. We are different, but is there a ladder and a hierarchy-pyramid for us? Nah, wonders have been achieved by various races across the globe.

It is good that you have acknowledged and realized this.

The "Far-Right" is not yet fascist. Many confuse this with fascism because the media often portrays them as the one and the same. They may as anti-communist as we are, and fiercely patriotic, but they are rarely as radical nor revolutionary. For example, Many far-right groups advocate direct democracy and full-blown capitalism. In contrast, we as Fascists would remodel the entire economic model with that of the 3rd position, a future beyond left or right for it is not sufficient to continue into a new era based on old and outdated, and divisive, dichotomies. And we Fascists have no need to cuddle-up to democracy, we reject that artifical and ill-working system with one of better and purer leadership in the spirit of merit and talent. Quality, not quantity. Achievement, not self-marketing.

For further education on Fascism, I suggest you read the Guide available on the WFE to get yourself started. It has been designed with beginner's in mind.

-Originally composed by Fascist sparta & Atsuria in a Ministry of Truth collaborative project, this official guide has now been re-written & re-published with new additions, improvements and general edits while -at the same time- maintaining an appropriate level of respect for the content of the original work and the time and effort invested in it; having henceforth updated the guide without sacrificing the integrity of its original message.

Fascism is often spoken of in a derogatory way that denotes a negligent and oppressive dictatorship. It is misunderstood and mislabeled constantly, with many confusing it with ‘Nazism,’ or more accurately, National Socialism. Even fellow Fascists will confuse Fascism and its philosophy often.

With this guide I hope to clear these misconceptions up and to teach the reality of Fascism.


The Term:

First and foremost we must clarify the name "Fascism" itself. What is "Fascism"? To those who have not yet studied Fascism or those who are non-fascists it can mean anything and nothing. It is a useful label to denominate anything and anyone a person finds negative or annoying. Fascism regardless is a real thing. So let's dissect this.

There are two separations.

1.Fascism (uppercase F)

An ideology, which when fully considered, is more than just an ideology. A worldview. Fascism first started to surface in the late 1910's as a social-political movement and with Benito Mussolini (the leader of the movement) attaining the Premiership of Italy in 1922 the country of Italy became the first to have a regime centered on and around Fascism. It was the first Fascist State.

2.fascism (lowercase f)

"All National socialists are fascists but not all fascists are national socialists"

-Merther

Of course, ideas spread. People take inspiration. In other countries in Europe and all over the world people created other movements, some of which gained power, inspired and modeled after Mussolini's Italy and of Fascism the way it was conceived in Italy; based on what Mussolini had said. But these often had their own differences. Cultural adaptation, national adaptation. Different flavors, different preferences. National Socialism (the most well-known derivation) for example, is more racialist oriented.

fascism with lowercase f is the "family of fascist ideologies". They all share unifying core similarities and differ in some ways. National Socialism, National Syndicalism, Metaxism, Rexism, Falangism, Brazilian Integralism etc. to name a few. All of these equal (=) fascism. General fascism. Sometimes a movement did not create its own ideology with a specific name, in such cases, it is also correct to use the lowercase f to denote these movements outside of Italy (presupposing) that their beliefs/doctrines were sufficiently distinct from Fascism as it was seen in Italy. The Fatherland Front of Austria, for example, can be described as having followed a path of "Austro-fascism". While close to Fascism itself in many ways, it differed significantly in how it approached the religious order. Whereas in Italy the Fascists advocated for a more secular State with the Church separated to its own sphere of responsibility, the Fatherland Front was much more heavily influenced by the Catholic Church and as a movement, aligned itself strongly with the Church.

In a nutshell, Fascism with capital F is the parent ideology. The Progenitor from which everything else was born. It is Fascism, just Fascism. It does not have nor need any other name or title. We do not call it "Mussolinism". Yes?

So there is Fascism and fascism. The first is very specific. The second is more vague, denotes a larger collection of different ideologies and movements -often with their own names and identities- linked together in one tradition, and all linked directly towards the first, towards Fascism. They are all as much bonded together as separated apart. When we speak of National Socialism, we speak of National Socialism. When we speak of Fascism, we speak of Fascism.

When -however- we speak of BOTH COMBINED. When we speak of something that applies to both..then we speak of fascism. With that lowercase f. We can say the fascists fought against the allied in world war 2, and that means both the Germans and Italians. The National Socialists, and the Fascists of Mussolini.

Much to say about one term, but, it must be said. So that you'll be less confused in the long-run.

This Guide especially focuses on Fascism with capital F. The Classical and original. Those who follow this path would be called "Neo-Fascists".

Perhaps, you might one day call yourself that. But you cannot without knowing what you stand behind. So please, read the guide.


Core Philosophy:

"Fascism was not the protector of any one class, but a supreme regulator of the relations between all citizens of a state"

-Benito Mussolini: Quoted in "My Autobiography", New York: NY, Charles Scribner’s Sons (1928) p. 280

No matter what variant of fascism you look at the foundations are all the same; unity and stability above all else. This cliché paradigm of the ‘left vs right wing’ is both narrow-minded and in stark contrast to these very ideals. Putting countrymen at each others’ throats jeopardizes all that a true Fascist holds dear to him, his people, his family, and his Nation. It must be clarified that Fascism is not a reactionary force fixated on persecuting enemies of the State - rather, it is revolutionary in anticipating solutions. To simply enforce decrepit and ineffective laws is reminiscent of conservatism and thus adaptation through observation and reform is the key to tomorrow. Therefore the Orwellian interpretation of Fascism as being a brute police state obsessed with curfews is null and void.

(It should be duly noted that Fascism is Third Positionist, meaning it takes the best from both sides and transcends the political spectrum.)

But of course, one form of thought cannot be classified under the signature of fascism just merely because it values order and stability. If that was the case, Soviet Socialism would be fascism too! What a laugh.

So, what else is there to unite the fascists of various colors, shapes and sizes?

a small sample, we can -for example- consider the questions:

-Opposition to Marxism and Liberalism?
-Opposition to materialism? Appreciation of the spiritual and intangible? "Duty, Honor, Courage"?
-Nationalism (not simply patriotism) and a sense of brotherhood?
-Collective values? Anti-individualism?
-an Authoritarian or Totalitarian government? An enlightened & competent leader/leadership? Merit/skill-based promotion?
-An Economic system balancing between private-focused and public-focused?
-Radicalism?


The State:

”All within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.”

-Benito Mussolini: Speech to Chamber of Deputies (9 December 1928)

"Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State; and it is for the individual in so far as he coincides with the State . . . . It is opposed to classical Liberalism . . . . Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual."

-Benito Mussolini: quoted in "The Doctrine of Fascism" Firenze: Vallecchi Editore (1935 version), p. 13

At the very center of everything is the State. Through a libertarian lens, the State is the oppressor of the individual. Through the Fascist perspective, the State and the individual are inseparable - they are one and the same. The individual inherits the State at birth and evolves mentally, physically, and emotionally within the many institutions and programs it provides. In order for the nation to thrive the individual must be encouraged to pursue his/her passions for a job best befitting him/her and ultimately the State. The Fascist State is not to be disregarded as merely a watchman policing the streets and keeping order - it is a synthesis between the nationstate, its culture, its history, its spirituality, and its people. The State is not a material force promising to solve all of Man’s woes and sorrows - no! It is an entity within the metaphysical realm that binds generations to generations and makes itself felt through every soul within its sphere.

What of Democracy then? The Fascist State is hardly considered a "Democratic State". However, one must account for the definitions and perceptions of concepts. If, with Democracy, you think of that of the mob rule; the cacophony of the masses, then Fascism certainly is not democratic, for we entrust the counsellorship of the nation & State to a selected worthy elite rising above their own private interests and with a strong character included in which is no least talent in statesmanship and in leadership, ability in judgment and in reasoning, a mind capable of clear insight and of seeing a bigger picture, able to make compromises and protecting stability among groups of interest. Et cetera et cetera.

Yet, if with Democracy we go beyond the surface and instead consider Democracy in a deeper sense of "shared responsibility", more akin to a state of things where the people have a more active and direct relationship with the State by actively participating the development and life of the State as a res publica (public matter) and mutually contributing to the future of the nation under the guidance of their revered and respected leaders, then Fascism, as paradoxical as that may sound to someone not so well educated in the subject, is a closer representation of Democracy than anything we have today where the people desire and hope, placing their hopes in career politicians who bicker for bread..rather than in real leaders, and who then "represent" the people's wishes.

By committing and investing the individuals of the people collective into the State deeply, the life of the State becomes, in turn, affected actively by the actions and efforts of the individuals part of this all-encompassing entity. Fascism achieves what Democracy desires, but cannot fulfill in itself.

The main argument against the Fascist State is its use of violence and suppression of ‘freedom of speech.’ It is unanimously believed that tolerance and freedom of expression are the ‘pillars’ of a civilized nation - that dissent and discontent somehow define acceptable normality. Fascism rejects such preposterous notions and enforces its doctrine, culture, laws, and customs throughout the Nation. Similar to O’Sullivan’s Law Fascism believes in action and intolerance in order to instill and uphold the moral and spiritual values of the people. Fascism is absolute; it is not interested in perpetual bickering and debate over elements harmful to Man. The elements of consumerism, materialism, hedonism, political opposition, and other issues present in their respective countries must be adamantly judged and dealt with.


Eternal Struggle:

"Above all, Fascism, in so far as it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. It thus repudiates the doctrine of Pacifism — born of a renunciation of struggle and an act of cowardice in the face of sacrifice. War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the people who have the courage to meet it. All other trials are substitutes, which never really put a man in front of himself in the alternative of life and death."

-Giovanni Gentile (credited to Mussolini): quoted in "The Doctrine of Fascism" (1932) p. 89

In order to understand the fundamentals of Fascist philosophy, one must acknowledge that it views life not as an anomaly nor quest for peace; but a struggle; a righteous and determined struggle. Life is no stranger to being unfair; ruthless; merciless; and harsh - therefore Fascism aims to prepare the individual as soon as possible for the future obstacles and hardships he/she will endure. The Fascist State supports, strengthens and trains its children for war on every level instead of sugarcoating with hedonism and giving them petty assurances.

"The Fascist accepts life and loves it, knowing nothing of and despising suicide; he rather conceives of life as duty and struggle and conquest, life which should be high and full, lived for oneself, but above all for others — those who are at hand and those who are far distant, contemporaries, and those who will come after."

In "The Doctrine of Fascism"

Great rewards are reaped in life by those who prevail every day and every second. Those who survive and even thrive from their deepest wounds earn relief, joy, and satisfaction from their internal/external battles. Every success and victory an individual achieves is felt in his attitude, his household, his neighborhood, his community, and so his State. Like a shockwave the conception of a national struggle is suddenly very alive and real; ripe for activity and action; ready to face anything the globe throws at it.

“The pursuit of happiness is never-ending; happiness lies in the pursuit.”
- Saul Alinksy (Rules For Radicals)


Meritocracy & Elitism:

"Fascism denies that numbers, as such, can direct human society. It denies that numbers can govern by means of periodical consultations: It asserts the unavoidable fruitful and beneficent inequality of men who cannot be leveled by any such mechanical and extrinsic device as universal suffrage."

-Benito Mussolini "The Doctrine of Fascism", June 1932. (p. 107)

"Democracy vests sovereignty in the people, that is to say, in the mass of human beings.[....]Fascism insists that the government be entrusted to men capable of rising above their own private interests and of realizing the aspirations of the social collectivity, considered in its unity and in its relation to the past and future. [....]it also proclaims that the great mass of citizens is not a suitable advocate of social interests for the reason that the capacity to ignore individual private interests in favor of the higher demands of society and of history is a very rare gift and the privilege of the chosen few [...] It is therefore as wise [...] as it is judicious to entrust the normal control of the commonwealth to a selected élite."

-Signor Alfredo Rocco, Minister of Justice of Fascist Italy. (The Political Doctrine of Fascism)

Fascism respects and adheres to hierarchy by which meritocracy permits those deserving of high positions and ranks. Plutocracy and cronyism are thereby banished in place of those whom have proved themselves worthy. Fascism recognizes the hierarchical nature of even the insect world and animal kingdom - humans are no different. It is a fact that people excel in some fields while lacking in others, thus giving everyone their various traits and skills. Fascism rewards those who utilize their craftsmanship and hone themselves.

It is in this topic that we understand the essence of discipline and obedience in a Fascist society fervent in authority and order. When speaking of discipline and obedience today, one may instantly come to the conclusion of degradation and submission, but this simply is not true. The Fascist maintains his dignity and confidence when dealing with authority; he is not obnoxious nor careless; neither does he let himself be a subdued soul devoid of uniqueness and emotion - no, he is humble and respectful, nothing more, nothing less. The State is not interested in being amused by jesters - it wants soldiers, leaders, teachers, scientists, etc.

A Fascist society is neat, it is uniform and orderly. Respect must be earned on an intimate level and shown in the hierarchical structure of the social pyramid. A janitor isn’t to be scolded for having less of a job than a judge or officer. All the various professions and jobs coordinate themselves into a national effort when looking at statistics, advancements, and triumphs.

If the people do not have at the very least discipline then they will in turn not possess even a modicum of respect and decency for their elders, parents, and so the world around them.


Intellectualism:

"This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the Earth."

-Mussolini remark to Galeazzo Ciano (December 19, 1937) quoted in: "The Book of Italian Wisdom" (2003) by Antonio Santi, p. 50

Coincidentally, or so you would believe, Fascism is anti-intellectual. Now, it must be understood that Fascism is not an enemy of debate in general and deep philosophical thinking. On the contrary, as any Historian can testify Fascist Italy actively supported the arts & sciences. For example, The Italian Royal Academy established by Mussolini > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Academy_of_Italy

Rather, a more accurate description of this statement as opposed to the Doctrinal layout is ‘anti-skepticism’ - these almost utopian dreamers. The skeptic is libertarian, indecisive, he is a man who questions anything and everything for the sake of questioning. In the 21st century such men are abundant yet so miserable and paranoid. These men are the conscious objectors of action and reality and instead toil with fantasy and unrealistic scenarios of ‘peace and harmony’ while watching the outside world from their windows.

Silence is the only answer you should give to the fools. Where ignorance speaks, intelligence should not give advices.

-B.Mussolini. The Lazio Speeches (1936), as quoted in The Book of Italian Wisdom by Antonio Santi, Citadel Press, (2003) p. 87.


Race:

“I must acknowledge that I do not believe in eternal peace. . . . In this world there are some fundamental facts called race, progress, development, rise and decline of peoples; facts all leading to conflicts which often cannot be resolved in any other way than through armed force."

-Benito Mussolini speech 6.2.1922: quoted in "The Philosophy of Fascism" by Mr. Mario Palmieri (Chapter V: Fascist Ethics)

"National pride has no need of the delirium of race. Anti-Semitism does not exist in Italy… Whenever things go awry in Germany, the Jews are blamed for it."

-Benito Mussolini: quoted in "Talks with Mussolini", Emil Ludwig, Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company (1933) pp. 70-71. Mussolini’s interview was in 1932.

"(About Italy) Not a race, nor a geographically defined region, but a people, historically self-perpetuating itself; a multitude unified by an idea and imbued with the will to live, the will to power, self-consciousness, personality."

-Benito Mussolini in "Doctrine of Fascism".

Fascism does not indulge itself in racial theories of supremacy and inferiority, rather, it merely recognizes the fact of racial diversity and leaves it at that. Fascism seeks to protect the national identity founded and focused primarily on strong and metatemporal spiritual elements (not materialistic and easily broken), and uphold the integrity and safety of the nation. To this end, strict scrutiny of migrants, as well as expectations of cultural assimilation, will take place. In effect this will also maintain a majority-status for the original racial group, due to the understandable importance cultural-identity has to individuals, and thus, limiting the number of individuals ready and willing to migrate. Those who do, certainly then, love where they are going to.

The maintaining of the majority-racial group is not by design (as would be in National Socialist states), but happens through on its own as a natural side effect of the Fascist immigration policies, which once again, are not designed from the datum of keeping as many migrants out as possible, but rather, to ensure that everyone who comes is compatible and won't cause harm. The Nation must be treasured, held in gentle hands. Illegal immigration especially is unacceptable. Mass immigration very dangerous; undermining any real desire or intent for integration.

Regarding the Semitic question, Fascism does not wish to persecute the Jews. If one would like to remark about the 1938 anti-semitic laws the Kingdom of Italy introduced then it should be pointed out that this was a purely political move to maintain ties with Germany. Even then, Mussolini refused to hand Italian Jews over to the SS. During World War Two Italy was a relative safe haven for Jews, with thousands fleeing from Germany/Occupied Zones to Italy.

“Despite its alliance with Germany, the Fascist regime responded equivocally to German demands first to concentrate and then to deport Jews residing in Italian occupation zones in Yugoslavia, Greece, and France to killing centers in the German-occupied Poland. Italian military authorities generally refused to participate in mass murder of Jews or to permit deportations from Italy or Italian-occupied territory; and the Fascist leadership was both unable and unwilling to force the issue.”

-Holocaust Encyclopedia


Spirituality:

"The Fascist State has never tried to create its own God, as at one moment Robespierre and the wildest extremists of the Convention tried to do; nor does it vainly seek to obliterate religion from the hearts of men as does Bolshevism: Fascism respects the God of the ascetics, of the saints, of the heroes, and also God as seen and prayed to by the simple and primitive heart of the people."

Benito Mussolini quoted in :"The Doctrine of Fascism" (June 1932).

Fascism does not ridicule the faithfull, Fascism does not ridicule the divine. In anti-Fascist propaganda one can hear on occasion the claim that Fascism is "ungodly". How is Fascism ungodly? I ask you. A Fascist is willing to sacrifice himself, therefore he believes in something higher than his mortal life. Yes? A Fascist believes in purpose and in duty, in a cause of motivation over the lure of gold and trinkets. The Fascist lives his life in the spiritual aura of his Nation the very least, and God if one's heart has been opened. For a Fascist to be devoid of a spiritual outlook on life is to be ignorant of the sheer complexity of life, space, time, and the cosmos and beyond. The Fascist is moral, humble, respectful, caring, courageous, and deeply spiritual - his politics and his spirituality are intertwined. He may wish to be secular on a personal level, but all else requires belief; belief in God; in righteousness; in family; in sacrifice; in struggle; and most importantly, in himself. He must not lose faith in mankind and his destiny. A Fascist may -in his choosing- reject gods of the old books but spirituality can never escape him; Fascism itself is faith and belief; high-oriented action for inner nobility radiating externally.

Fascist States have commonly followed secularism in governance, that is, control of the State is not dictated by the Church; The Church and State are separated. Even so, churches and religion (Christianity) have had their respected places and roles to fulfill and -for example- the treaty between the Vatican and Italy (The Lateran Treaty) goes to show the Fascist acknowledgement of God's house. From the perspective of the Fascist, The Church is (at its) best when handling and governing over souls and salvation; representing the heavens and in doing so connecting the people to the great beyond of their perennial belief. The State concerns itself with the people's lives here and now...governs over the fate of the nation here on Earth, connects people to their roots of origin from dust to dust. While from a moral standpoint it would/could seem positive to some to have clergy hold State power through control of the judiciary, the parliament/congress etc. it can be counter-argued that the State has the better ability and people with better expertise to draft national legislation in the appropriate legislative bodies AND structure the aforementioned judiciary -which is enforcing established codes of law- in a way better equipped to solve legal problems & crime in which the Church's answers & routes of option would be limited by their scripture and theological frame(s), and they would be at a weaker position to recognize the broad picture and all the detailed factors which affect, and to give an appropriate response. In a way, matters of religion are simple, matters of law less so. Earthly relations are complex, divine relations unified in God's grace.

When considering fascism at a wide angle across the globe and in times gone by, theocratic (or "clerical") non-secular forms of fascism are not beyond possibility; depending on national and historical peculiarities accounted for. Religions practiced can also vary.


Economy:

"[..]The object of the regime in the economic field is to ensure higher social justice for the whole of the Italian people… What does social justice mean? It means work guaranteed, fair wages, decent homes, it means the possibility of continuous evolution and improvement."

-Benito Mussolini: quoted in "Four Speeches on the Corporate State", Rome , (1935) pp. 39-40. Speech delivered to the workers in Milan. Eric Jabbari, Pierre Laroque and the Welfare State in Postwar France, Oxford University Press, (2012) p. 46

"Fascism recognizes the real needs which gave rise to socialism and trade unionism, giving them due weight in the guild or corporative system in which divergent interests are coordinated and harmonized in the unity of the State."

Benito Mussolini: quoted in “The Doctrine of Fascism” (1935 version), Firenze: Vallecchi Editore, p. 15

"It is no longer economy aiming at individual profit, but economy concerned with collective interest".

Benito Mussolini: quoted in "Four Speeches on the Corporate State", Laboremus, Roma, 1935, p. 38

The economic policies of the State are centered around three principles:

Welfare, Autarky, & Morality

Welfare: The welfare of men, women, and children is essential in the Fascist State. If the people are denied basic rights such as healthcare and education then the current State is a failure in all retrospects. The State must nurture and care for its people first and foremost, negating humanitarian aid if necessary. The wellbeing of the very veterans it sent off to war will be taken care of; the very workers that prop up industry will be ensured vacations and safety; and the very teachers that educate and enlighten the youth will be paid handsomely.

Autarky: The self-sufficiency of a nation will soften the blow/make it immune to embargoes, trade disputes, and tariffs. For a Fascist State especially achieving economic self-reliance is important as many other nations of the world would likely not react too well if a Fascist State was to rise. The Globalists are entrenched deep and would seek ways to undermine the threat to their precious little shadow puppeteering.

The policy of Autarky will encourage and even protect domestic companies and industries from foreign competition and outsourcing. The specific economic policies will be set depending on the nation’s predicament and unique qualities. Care must be given in consideration, resources are spread unevenly around the globe and some nations may benefit from free-er foreign trade comparatively better than form a war of tariffs. The Road to autarky often is not easy, but this should not be taken to say it is not achievable.

Morality: The private sector naturally priorities capital above all. A company will outsource jobs to foreign cheap labor and advertise whatever appeals to the masses as it so conveniences them. More specifically in this process does consumerism sprout and infect society; corroding its very foundation. As a consequence, the lower and middle classes feel uncomfortable with themselves when faced with ‘hip’ or generally popular brands of clothes, shoes, etc. How can the youth master themselves in all aspects when they’re too busy trying to ‘fit’ in? How can they pursue their dreams and learn when they have insecurities of their appearance and thus self-esteem? Modern Man unintentionally sets the youth backwards and gives them unequal due respect and brotherhood of one-another.

Tying into welfare, Fascism does not trust the wellbeing of its citizens falling into the hands of mischievous insurance companies and private medical facilities.

It is a common misconception that Fascism is therefore Socialist due to its staunch opposition of Capitalism - this simply isn’t true. The efficiency as well as competition capitalism brings is utilized for the betterment of the nation rather than monetary goals. In saying this, socialism itself is heavily prevalent in the Fascist State in terms of altruism and the nationalization of vital industries.

Generally, Fascist economics fall in the categories of Corporatism, State Capitalism, and even Syndicalism. a 3rd position neither fully left nor right, as elements from both are welded in synthesis. The workers are the blood vessels of the nation and hold a significant place in every variation of Fascism.

The Corporatism of Fascism not to be mistaken for rule or direction by private corporations. This is corporatocracy by difference. Corporatism is both an economic and a social principle, in Fascist economics it translates to method of functioning without harming output by the form of guilds centered around different fields of economic activity (metallurgy, agriculture, services, communications, textile-industries etc.). The bureaucratic nature of councils consisting of employers and employees alike will serve as the basis for complaints and wage-related issues

Although working conditions will be as hygienic and safe as possible - worker strikes and unions are banned in order for the economy to adhere and sustain itself.

" [...] disdain towards conscious sabotage: whereas in the modern world the employees use strikes as a merciless weapon to ensure everything they want is fulfilled the Fascist state looks down upon revolts of such nature. Truly the best course of action is of moderated discourse back-and-forth within the institutionalized labor organizations (Corporations) for it makes all perspectives clear and easier to understand, not blinded by the mass-enhanced "mob-mentality" of the worker-strikes in where vision is often tunneled to perceived injustices only. Ultimately the method favorer translates further to more optimized decisions in the field of labour-economy.

-The Cumbrian State. "A Fascist Acknowledgement of Labour and Welfare".


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What you said is really true, most people think anything authoritarian is fascism. I read part of the guide, it is very interesting and has useful information.

Also, about discussion of prostitution, Mussolini's government had really progressive programs to eradicate prostitution and rehabilitating prostitutes. I believe it is very rare to see such a will to combat prostitution in any other place.

Lastly, there is a game named "Politics and War" about ruling your country, it is similar to Cybernations. There are lots of communist countries and alliances in the game, but no fascist or even a nationalist alliance. So, if you guys are interested, we can have a fascist alliance there too. My country's name in "Politics and War" is "Francoist Spain". Note that while fascism is allowed in the game, everything related to Nazi Germany is banned, so if you decided to come don't use any names related to Nazi Germany.

I heard that recently in Turkey Erdogan ordered the Hagia Sophia to be converted into a mosque to appease Turkish nationalists.

Speaking firstly as a student of history, I question this move for not only is it a deliberate polticisation of the city's history, but could be viewed by many as an insult to adherents of Christianity; considering the Hagia Sophia's Orthodox origins.

Fourth Reich 4 Plus the UK and the USA kinda messed stuff up for you by destabilising Iran through Operation Ajax when Iran tried to nationalise the Agadir refinery. Its nasty whats happened to your country and for that I am sorry.

The Cumbrian State wrote:I heard that recently in Turkey Erdogan ordered the Hagia Sophia to be converted into a mosque to appease Turkish nationalists.

Speaking firstly as a student of history, I question this move for not only is it a deliberate polticisation of the city's history, but could be viewed by many as an insult to adherents of Christianity; considering the Hagia Sophia's Orthodox origins.

There are two types of Turkish nationalists, one is Islamist (like Erdoghan supporters), the second one is secular (Ataturk supporters). Currently, the seculars are in minority.
Ataturk made Hagia Sophia a museum (during Ottoman empire it was a mosque). Erdoghan see glory in Ottoman empire and he is not a fan of Ataturk, so he is slowly making Turkey more Islamist.

The Cumbrian State wrote:
Fourth Reich 4 Plus the UK and the USA kinda messed stuff up for you by destabilising Iran through Operation Ajax when Iran tried to nationalise the Agadir refinery. Its nasty whats happened to your country and for that I am sorry.

I personally think the role of operation Ajax is overemphasized, in recent years the Shah's image has improved in Iran, even people chanted his name in recent demonstrations against the Islamic regime.
Of course foreigners interfered in our affairs from long ago, but the main culpable are the people in 1979 who wanted an Islamic regime.

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Fourth Reich 4 wrote:Lastly, there is a game named "Politics and War" about ruling your country, it is similar to Cybernations. There are lots of communist countries and alliances in the game, but no fascist or even a nationalist alliance. So, if you guys are interested, we can have a fascist alliance there too. My country's name in "Politics and War" is "Francoist Spain". Note that while fascism is allowed in the game, everything related to Nazi Germany is banned, so if you decided to come don't use any names related to Nazi Germany.

Oh! I'm already part of an alliance in that game, but I do encourage more representation of our ideology there. It'd be nice to at least have some more diversity of thought, if the people here can build enough momentum.

Cruciland wrote:Oh! I'm already part of an alliance in that game, but I do encourage more representation of our ideology there. It'd be nice to at least have some more diversity of thought, if the people here can build enough momentum.

I recently made a thread on forums there, asked if there are any fascist alliance in the game, got a lot of backlash from communists and other left-wing people. We have a shortage of nationalist nations and alliances there. There is a "boogaloo" alliance there, but I am not their fan.
So if we can make an alliance there, that would be great. Before that, we need to increase our numbers.

Fourth Reich 4 wrote:I recently made a thread on forums there, asked if there are any fascist alliance in the game, got a lot of backlash from communists and other left-wing people. We have a shortage of nationalist nations and alliances there. There is a "boogaloo" alliance there, but I am not their fan.
So if we can make an alliance there, that would be great. Before that, we need to increase our numbers.

I did a bit of digging and I found the thread. It was so painful to read through that I'd rather gouge out my eyes than do it again. Those people are politically illiterate hypocrites without the barest hint of self awareness.

Chalybea wrote:I did a bit of digging and I found the thread. It was so painful to read through that I'd rather gouge out my eyes than do it again. Those people are politically illiterate hypocrites without the barest hint of self awareness.

They are really stupid, I cited "Story of Civilization" by Will Durant for some of my points, one of them said that his book is only useful for toilet paper. That is how they debate. Of course, it is no wonder considering that the ultimate goal of communism is to destroy civilization.

Fourth Reich 4 wrote:Lastly, there is a game named "Politics and War" about ruling your country, it is similar to Cybernations. There are lots of communist countries and alliances in the game, but no fascist or even a nationalist alliance. So, if you guys are interested, we can have a fascist alliance there too. My country's name in "Politics and War" is "Francoist Spain". Note that while fascism is allowed in the game, everything related to Nazi Germany is banned, so if you decided to come don't use any names related to Nazi Germany.

What is the game like? Because I may wish to join it if it is fun. Is it similar to NS? Or more of a video game?

Imperial Kratos wrote:What is the game like? Because I may wish to join it if it is fun. Is it similar to NS? Or more of a video game?

It is browser based. It is not video-based. It has only some pictures and texts.
It is kinda similar to NS, but you can attack other countries, you can buy soldiers, tanks, missiles, airplanes, nuclear weapons and use them against others and loot their money and resources. You can build cities and develop them. There is a market too. You can buy and sell materials.
The alliance system is similar to NS, but you also have an alliance bank which you collect tax from alliance members.

Seconds ago: P0RTVGAL was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
RIP
It was fun while it lasted

P0RTVGAL wrote:Seconds ago: P0RTVGAL was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
RIP
It was fun while it lasted

I've been stuck on "Psychotic Dictatorship" for ages because of the NS stats metagame. Cruciland would canonically be more like a "Corporate Police State," since I made it back when "universal privatization" was all the rage, but oh well.

Fourth Reich 4 wrote:It is browser based. It is not video-based. It has only some pictures and texts.
It is kinda similar to NS, but you can attack other countries, you can buy soldiers, tanks, missiles, airplanes, nuclear weapons and use them against others and loot their money and resources. You can build cities and develop them. There is a market too. You can buy and sell materials.
The alliance system is similar to NS, but you also have an alliance bank which you collect tax from alliance members.

I will look into it, thank you.

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