____________ is a belief that one man and his military should control a country.Word Bank Winston Churchill, Fascism, United Nations, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, CCC, Brownshirts, Nazi Party,...

____________ is a belief that one man and his military should control a country.

Word Bank

Winston Churchill, Fascism, United Nations, Harry Truman,

Joseph Stalin, CCC, Brownshirts, Nazi Party, Anastasio

somoza, F.D Roosevelt, SSA, Washington Conference,

Blackshirts, Adolph Hitler, Dwight D Eisenhower, Douglas

Macarthur, TVA, Lend-Lease Act

 

 

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As the previous posters pointed out, Fascism is the correct answer.  There are other options in the word bank that can go with Fascism, such as Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.  Stalin could also be categorized as a "Fascist" under the definition offered.  The interesting thing here is that because of Russian association with the United States and the Allies during the war, Stalin is not traditionally seen in the same camp as Hitler or Mussolini, although there is plenty of evidence that he committed just as many inhuman atrocities as both of them.  The differentiation point is that Stalin, being a Communist, suggested an entire party control the nation and its military, but seeing that he did a fine job or rooting out any internal opposition, he was the party.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is nice that you provided the options because that makes things easier.

The correct answer here is clearly fascism.  Fascism is a belief that holds that all of a country should be united behind one leader.  They tend to believe that all people in the society should be as similar as possible (including ethnically) so they can be like one body following their leader.

One thing I'd point out here is that fascism is the only possible answer because none of the other answers is a belief.  Just a hint -- the sort of thing you can look for to help you on matching tests and such...

krishna-agrawala | Student

Among the options given at the end of the question, Fascism is the only one that is represents a system of government, and to that extent appears to be the best suited answer. However, most certainly it does not be appropriate answer when we consider the basic characteristics of Fascism. Perhaps a better word to fill in the blank would be totalitarianism.

It should be noted that "belief one man and his military should control a country" is not only, or even the main characteristics. Also there are many other systems, like Nazism, all types of dictatorships, and monarchies that appear to support the idea of rule by one man and his military. Many communistic governments are also controlled by one dictator. For example, when Italy was controlled by Mussolini under the fascist system of government, at the same time Russia was controlled by Stalin under the communist system of government.