The word fascism has been used a lot lately. However, the term represents a unique Italian political movement. Foremost, fascism was made possible because Italy shares one official language overlapping numerous regional languages called dialects each with its own unique cultural background. Sicilians for instance have a unique dialect and don’t consider themselves Italians. This is typical of many Italian regions.
Italy is a collection of former city states and dominions. It became a country in 1861, uniting 30 regions, 5 of which have autonomous status. These regions don’t have strong political power. Most of the political power is concentrated in Rome. Fascism reflected a failed political movement to restore the glory of the Roman empire and promote the strength of a unified country .
Except for thriving Jewish communities in major cities, Italy is predominantly Catholic with the distinction of having the Holy See also located in Rome, concentrating the political and religious power in the capital. This is unlike the powerful individual States constituting the USA and the fragmented nature of religious denominations in the country.
Its founder, Benito Mussolini was a journalist and a leading figure of the Italian Socialist Party. He was an active supporter of the Socialist International in Switzerland that organized communist and revolutionary insurrections during World War I. He was eventually expelled from the socialist party for abandoning the party’s position on war neutrality.
Mussolini was a journalist and a socialist. He came to power because he abandoned the idea of unions in favor of guilds. And by doing so he got the support and control of corporate industrial power in Italy. What is occurring in the US is unique and different. It consists of a power struggle between the founding ideal of the government representing the people, and a revolving door between an entrenched bureaucracy and corporate America, and lately the globalist hijacking of the State.