Will the fascist movement in places like Australia take hold?
There is a common misconception that fascism in the 1920s, 30s and 40s was confined to Germany and Italy but it was actually pretty widespread.
The British Union of Fascists was formed in 1932 because people were upset that British industry and technology was being spread around the world by capitalists and destroying industry in the UK. They were associated with the Nazis though and were quite anti-Semitic so by the time the war broke out they had to be quietened down by the British government.
If the UK turned fascist and joined Germany (which Hitler begged them to do) and Italy they would have been unstoppable. The world would be very different now.
- 11 months ago
Don’t think there’s ever been a genuine ground swell of fascist support in Oz. In our more recent history it probably goes back to a convict contempt for any form of authority, reinforced over the generations by waves of immigrants who have had good cause to reject too much authority vested in any one group.
Appeals for popular support through race baiting, nationalism and parochial agendas have never received more than 10% of the vote (usually much less) and generally fade away by the time the next election rolls around.
- Aussie DevilLv 611 months ago
they tried and will keep trying
- Aussie BattlerLv 711 months ago
No , just silly w@nkers like you who like to believe that people are all the same.
- Anonymous11 months ago
A lot of Nazis did escape to Australia after the second world war. Australia is a totalitarian regime that imports the surplus citizens of India and China on a daily basis. With no regard for the concerns of frustrated and frightened Aussies.
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- GaijinLv 711 months ago
Yes....again,just like before WWII.