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Teribus BS: Post Brexit life in the UK (6498* d) RE: BS: Post Brexit life in the UK 05 Oct 17

Give me the name of a fascist dictator that I have defended, might make a good start Shaw before progressing to asking which one will be the next one.

Of the two leaders I have mentioned and gone into in detail opinion varies Franco in Spain sought the help of the Nazis in Germany and the Fascists in Italy in order to defeat the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. He remained neutral during the Second World War but leant towards the Axis more than likely because he felt obliged to do so for past favours rendered - doesn't mean that he himself was a fascist. The similarities between the regimes of Nazi Germany and the U.S.S.R are so slight that you couldn't slide a cigarette paper between them - does that make them both "fascist"? His government is most accurately described as being "conservative and authoritarian".

Salazar in Portugal remained neutral throughout the Second World War but managed to help the Allies in the most important battle of the war. He jailed and suppressed those he believed to be genuine fascists and found the German form of national socialism particularly abhorrent. So what form of fascist was he Shaw? - Salazar's government is most accurately described as being "corporatist authoritarian".

Not my labels, but those of academics and scholars who know a damned sight more about it than either you, or I.

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