Fascist Symbolism - Common Symbolism of Fascist Movements

Common Symbolism of Fascist Movements

Organized fascist movements have militarist-appearing uniforms for their members; use national symbols, historical symbols of a nation as symbols of their movement; and use orchestrated rallies for propaganda purposes. Fascist movements are led by a "Leader" (i.e. Duce, F├╝hrer, Caudillo...) who is publicly idolized in propaganda as the nation's saviour. A number of fascist movements use a straight-armed salute. The use of symbols, graphics, and other artifacts created by fascist and totalitarian governments has been noted as a key aspect of their propaganda. Most Fascist movements adopted symbols of Ancient Roman or Greek origin. (The Nazi use of Roman Standards during rallies, the Italian adoption of the Fasces, the Spanish "Falange" from the Spanish word for "Phalanx")

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