Fascism has been described by various historians and writers as a system of government that is characterized by used dictatorship, authoritarian leadership, forced military rule, oppression of the weak in society and use of threats to govern the country. It was a form of a reaction movement that first arose in early twentieth-century in Europe as a result of the social, economic and political turmoil that arose due to the effects of the First World War (Griffiths 56). Other political scientists simply define fascism as decomposing capitalism.
This system of government has been described by some political scientists as one that disregards the basic human rights of the society but instead embraces extreme selfishness and central control. Fascism emerged in the early years of the Twentieth century after the 1st world war in Italy under the Leadership of Dictator Benito Mussolini (Griffiths 56). Italy was the origin of the Fascist ideology, where Mussolini started changing the Italian political system into a fascist state.