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Fascism Task Force is a task force of WikiProject Politics. The task force is aimed improve articles related to Fascism. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page.

The task force is related to Portal:Fascism.

Scope[edit]

The Fascism Task Force aimed to coordinate, expand, and generally enlarge Wikipedia's knowledge base regarding fascism from its origins in the early 20th century through its peak during World War II to its continuing influences today.

My primary intention when I started work on this was simply to catalog fascist movements. This has run into two primary problems:

  • Fascism both before and after World War II has seen lots of fragmentation and coalescence; see for example the whole tangle of nationalist, Nazi, and conservative parties which formed the British National Party.
  • The role of leaders and cults of personality in fascism as so great as to demand an expansion into biography.

Parameters[edit]

For purposes of this taskforce, I propose the following criteria:

In the case of a movement which came to power, such a movement shall be called "fascist" if it fulfills all of the following criteria:

  1. exalting the nation, (and in some cases the race, culture, or religion) above the individual, with the state apparatus being supreme.
  2. stressing loyalty to a single leader.[neutrality is disputed]
  3. using propaganda and censorship to forcibly suppress political opposition.
  4. engaging in severe economic and social regimentation.
  5. engaging in economic corporatism.
  6. implementing totalitarian systems.

In the more common case that such a movement did not or has not yet come to power, it shall be called "fascist" if it meets six of the following seven criteria:

  1. exalting the nation, (and in some cases the race, culture, or religion) above the individual, with the state apparatus being supreme.
  2. stressing loyalty to a single leader.[neutrality is disputed]
  3. advocating propaganda and censorship to forcibly suppress political opposition.
  4. advocating severe economic and social regimentation.
  5. advocating economic corporatism.
  6. advocating totalitarian systems.
  7. declaring itself or holding itself out to be to be a fascist movement.

Obviously there will be many POV arguments, and much debate as to whether a particular person or movement is in fact "fascist" by the correct definition of the word. It should be noted for more specific fields, which are not one and the same as Fascism, such as Nazism has its own separate set of categorizes.

Goals[edit]

The goals of the Fascism taskforce are:

  • To substantively classify fascist movements;
  • To provide thorough backgrounds on said movements;
  • To integrate the development of fascism into a coherent historical unit;
  • To find reputable sources among the multitude of disreputable and sensationalist ones;
  • To particularly explore and develop information about non-Nazi non-Mussolini fascism.

and NOT[edit]

  • I would prefer to avoid too much debate over the definition of fascism; the above definition is well-established as drawn from Wikipedia's fascism article.
  • As above, I would prefer to be inclusionary and complete; if you can make an argument that something fulfills the criteria given above, it should be attached to this project even if this leads to counterintuitive conclusions (e.g. the Republicans are fascists, Democrats are fascists, Francisco Franco wasn't a fascist).
  • Also bear in mind that just because someone joined a fascist party that doesn't necessarily mean they were important fascist ideologues or contributors. List of fascists is, in my opinion, overzealous.
  • A big caveat: Not every hate group, not every nationalist group, and not every totalitarian group -- indeed, not every totalitarian nationalist hate group -- is necessarily fascist -- and not every fascist group is, in turn, a racist hate group.
  • Finally, this isn't a project on the Holocaust or the other ethnic, religious, and political persecutions and mass murders undertaken by fascist regimes, except inasmuch as those are consequences of fascist ideology. That said, Holocaust-remembrance groups and other such foundations seem to be good sources for information on fascist movements in both the past and present.

Participants[edit]

This is a list of Wikipedians who are committed to this taskforce. Please, feel free to join!

Add the userbox {{User WPF}} to identify yourself as member. This will add you to Category:Fascism task force members.

Then, click edit on the right, and sign your name at the bottom of the list with four tildes (~~~~). You may add comment about your particular interests.

  • Stlemur
  • Morning star 21:34, 11 September 2005 (UTC)
  • DNewhall
  • Hauser
  • Oni Ookami Alfador
  • Curtsurly
  • Lurker 15:10, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
  • False Prophet
  • Keresaspa 17:38, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Ma'ath'a'yü (aka: Proofing) 16:37, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Deliogul 21:28, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • MChew 14:01, 20 September 2006 (UTC) - Joining to clean up Japanese portion
  • Jeffpw 23:00, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • NewYork1956 06:01, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Leopold III 20:45, 10 April 2007 (UTC)Leopold III
  • Tristanad 05:27, 2 April 2007 (UTC)Tristanad
  • Mcattell 16:54, 7 July 2007 (UTC) - Joining as part of effort to improve articles relating to Germany in the 1930s
  • Lighthead þ 02:35, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Palatinus Regni! 17:34, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  • vendion (talk) 18:16, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Dylansmrjones (talk) 23:04, 27 January 2008 (UTC) - Joining mostly due to my historical interests, and Fascism has (and to some extent still does) play a major role in the history of mankind.
  • Sickero (talk) 10:07, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Gr8opinionater (talk) 14:11 July 27th 2008 (GMT) Im an ardent Anti Fascist but i am very interested in the ideology in general, particularly from a political and historical point of view.
  • Par4d0x (talk) 21:03 January 30th 2009 (UTC) I'm interested in the ideas of Fascism and its history.
  • Tcallahan 19:13 May 13 2009 (EST) Would like to help with anything having to do with the USSR.
  • Magibon website 07:20, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
  • --SomeDudeWithAUserName (talk with me!) 14:13, 25 March 2011 (UTC) I joined WikiProject LGBT Studies but I had nothing to offer so I think — and hope — that I will be helpful here. Thanks, Steve T. R.!
  • Sapere aude22 (talk) 10:55, 12 July 2011 (UTC) - I’m interested in the ideological origins of Italian fascism, especially in the influence of Georges Sorel’s political thought on Italian fascism.
  • --Wustenfuchs 10:08, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Richard BB 10:08, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Guestbook[edit]

This is a list of Wikipedians who are not committed to the taskforce, but who are sympathetic to the cause. Feel free to express your support by signing the list below!:

Templates[edit]

See Category:Fascism templates for the complete list.

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Infoboxes[edit]

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Stub templates[edit]

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Assessment[edit]

See our assessment page for assessment statistics. For assessment log, see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Fascism articles by quality log.

Categories[edit]


Lists[edit]

Please make changes to this list at Portal:Fascism/Lists

New Wikipedia articles related to Fascism[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Fascism-related articles here. Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page.

Requests[edit]

Please check our article alerts page before posting a request here.

There is an RFC that may be of interest to this group at Talk:Gun_control#RFC. Subject of the RFC is "Is the use of gun restriction legislation or other confiscations by totalitarian governments (Nazi, Communist etc) accurately described as "Gun Control". Are such instances appropriate for inclusion in the Gun Control article. (Details at RFC in article)" Gaijin42 (talk) 16:03, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

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