Not sure if the question is intended to mean "the French people" or "the French government." For the French people, reaction to fascism was very mixed: you had convinced French fascists and anti-fascists. But there was a lot more admiration for it than you'd maybe expect; a lot of French intellectuals even before the war had a certain admiration for Hitler's Germany; considered it dangerous, but were, i think, kind of jealous, and would have liked France to be more like that. As for the French Vichy government, it seems to me like a case of "if you can't lick 'em, join 'em." Fascism was an ideology chiefly of national pride, and national pride was at an all-time low after the defeat and was therefore felt as a deep need; Petain, who did, I think, have a kind of admiration for Hitler's Gemany, did not necessarily call himself fascist but preached an ideology very like it--and full of national pride. He also soon began to adopt fascist trappings: the fascist salute (the stiff arm to the sky, the well-known "Heil Hitler" salute), with which French schoolkids were supposed to salute the French flag each morning, and the fascist symbol, the bundle of sticks (fascii) tied together, which were incorporated into a crest or symbol of the Vichy gov't called the "francisque."
Fascism as a mass movement only arose after World War 1, largely as a reaction to Bolshevism.
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Capitalized; such as: The global threat of Fascism is ever-present.
The rise of Fascism after World War I had serious effects on world events. Several countries, such as Spain, Italy and Germany had Fascist dictators at the head of their governments. These changes eventually started World War II.
Fascism rose because people were looking for strong leadership after World War I. They were split over the war and afraid of Communism.
Fascism is the extreme nationalism. And nationalism is extreme pride for your country. Fascism occurred majorly in Germany just before World War II, when Adolf Hitler rose to power.
There never was "fascism" in Germany. That where the terrible nazis. Fashists belong to the dictator Mussolini and Italy. Scroll down to related links and look at "Fascism - Wikipedia" and "Definitions of fascism". Learn from Wikipedia.
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Italy, Spain and Germany all had Fascist governments prior to World War II.
Fascism helped cause world war 2 by inspiring leaders like Adolf Hitler to become the leader of the Nazi Party to bring down the inferior race of the Jews. Then During the World War 2 He.....CLICK MORE
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In the trenches of World War I, by Benito Mussolini (1918). After Italy's defeat.
Communism and Fascism.
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