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Where did the term "fascism" come from?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. Fascism is a political ideology that was named and exemplified by the 20th-century Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The word itself probably comes from the Italian fascis ("bundle") and the Latin fasces (a symbol of an axe surrounded by a bundle of wooden sticks, which stood for unity and authority in ancient Rome). The roots of the word "fascism" display its basic principles of oneness and domination.

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