Fascism is something we have lived under the shadow of for 100 years. It is a desperate move by unstable countries after hardliner regimes collapse to regain their countries once great might. It’s mix of right wing and left wing economic thought, and authoritarian government that awards its members on merits is something that is thought of as a saviour for nations who are in a dark night.
In 1989, the Soviet Union began to collapse. By December 1991, the Supreme Soviet declared the Union “dissolved” Russia lost Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States, Central Asia, and the Caucasus to republicanism. Putin is a hardline dictator who is only in power due to election fraud. Now, he is preparing to unite the peoples of Afro-Eurasia based on ethnicity.
Today, a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Donetsk, the capital of a Russian puppet regime. Putin is quoted to be preparing Russian military forces to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine. 23 Americans are dead, as well as 4 Frenchmen. Whitehall is determining how many Crown Subjects were on board.
Rebel forces or the Russian military is suspected of downing the plane. These rebels are fascist as well as the Russians. Is fascism making a comeback in Eastern Europe? I’ll leave that up to you.
The Greater German Reich existed from 1933 to 1945, and was controlled by Adolph Hitler. Under him, all powers were given to him, and a single party dictatorship was enacted. He invaded Europe for the purpose of uniting the Germanic race.
The Russian Federation is a country founded in 1993, after the Russian Constitutional Crisis. In 1999, Vladimir Putin was elected President and has remained in the office, along with Prime Minister from 2004 – 2008. He established himself as the authoritarian dictator of Russia. He invaded the Crimea for the purpose of gaining a port in the Black Sea, and uniting two Russian peoples.
Notice the correlations? The other parties in Russia have little power, and the Russian Parliament is a rubber stamp one for his policies. In Nazi Germany, the other parties were banned, and the Reichstag was just a congress of the Nazi high command. Putin has taken a negative stance towards the European Union and NATO, showing that the strain on relations between East and West remain. He has allied himself with Communist China and the fascist North Korean state. He stormed the Crimea while the pro-Russian government was overthrown. Hitler stormed Austria while the anti-Nazi dictatorship there had consolidated its power. For Hitler, it was Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and France. For Putin, it will be Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic Coast, and Poland.
Absolutism – the acceptance of or belief in absolute principles in political, philosophical, ethical, or theological matters
Liberalism – a political orientation that favors social progress
Absolutism worked. Not so much now. When monarchy met the oriental idea of the Divine Right of Kings, this child of the ideas of two completely different societies began to become the prevalent form of government west of the Rhine. In France, 200 years of it caused the French Revolution to occur. This wasn’t so much a fight against the idea of monarchy, but that of absolutism. However, when the aristocracy double crossed the Convention, the monarchs were killed and any who supported them often shared their fate. But at this time, liberalism in the classical sense did not exist. In the end, Louis XVI was replaced by Napoleon I. Absolutism was more prevalent in Asia, where the Chinese Empire existed since ancient times. In Europe, Roman traditions had to be followed, and the idea of absolutism was very rare, spare the French. In Asia, the one country that had near conquered the entire continent was absolutist. In 1911, monarchy in Asia began to collapse, with the Chinese Revolution. In 1848, a fervent liberal nationalism erupted in Europe. After Napoleon invaded Europe, the 1000 year old Holy Roman Empire, or German Empire, collapsed. In 1848, it had still not reorganized. As was the same with the Italians, who became many separate nations after the HRE pulled out. A German Reich was proclaimed, as was a Roman Republic. But here, the first calls for modern liberalism were made. Some members of the Frankfurt Convention called for the abolition of all German monarchy and wanted to establish an American-style federation. In the end, both states failed and they would have to wait another 15 years for unification. There are faults to both sides. In Absolutism, the lower classes have no rights, and often face many hardships. In Liberalism, all members of society have equal rights, but under the constitutional systems they use are often abused to the power holders own ends.
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