Fascism: in general, today all extreme right-wing political movements and ideologies that preach a dictatorial form of government are called fascism. Vivid signs of fascism are militaristic nationalism, anti-liberalism, anti-communism, contempt for elective democracy, a belief in the elite rule. Fascist ideology is characterized by racism and genocidal policies towards other ethnic groups.
After World War I, old political regimes collapsed, and new faiths did not win people’s trust. The rapidly spreading communist ideas became a threat to the ruling elites. At this stage of history, fascist ideology developed as an alternative to democratic governments that were not able to make quick and effective decisions.
Fascist ideas live in the heads of many people even in the modern world. They particularly manifest themselves in challenging times of economic and social crises. People expect action from the state to restore order, and sometimes they are ready to make compromises that violate human rights so that this order can be restored.
How much do you support the ideas of fascism?
Fascism is not an existing phenomenon that is separate from the world. It contains ideas of many movements. So, it is quite possible that you may support one or more ideas of fascism and not are being its 100% follower.
This test is based on the California F-scale developed by Theodor W. Adorno in 1947. Check your degree of fascism by taking our test. The result might surprise you!
You will be offered 30 statements, read each statement very carefully and rate how much you agree or disagree with each of them.
Note this test is intended strictly for informational, educational and entertainment purposes; its results cannot replace the real help of a specialist and should not be used for making any decision.
1. Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn.
2. People have a duty to their homeland and a duty to raise humanity to the level of perfection together with others.
3. Democracy is a regime without a king but with pretty numerous, often more absolute, tyrannical and ruinous kings than a single king, even if he is a tyrant.
4. Freedom of the press is one of the greatest strongholds of freedom and can never be limited by anything other than an oppressive government.
5. Materialistic happiness is impossible - it would turn people into animals thinking about one thing: to be content and satisfied, that is, limited to a simple and purely "vegetative" life.
6. Parliament is the bubonic plague that poisons the nation’s blood.
7. Public interest is greater than individual interest.
8. Human nature being what it is, there will always be war and conflict.
9. A military man or a businessman is more important to society than an artist or a dancer.
10. The state lifts people from basic, bare-bones living in the heights of human power.