Meaning and History of Communism, Fascism and Totalitarianism.

Government S.S.S.1 First Term

WEEK 6

Meaning and History of Communism, Fascism and Totalitarianism.

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Explain the meaning of Communism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism.

2.  list their characteristics.

Communism

The term Communism is derived from Latin word communis meaning "common, universal", is a philosophical, social, political, and economic system in which the community through common ownership collectively controls all the means of production of goods and services, exchange, and distribution. E.g North Korea, North Vietnam, Cuba, China, etc are believed to be a communist state.

Fascism

The term Fascism was an Italian term fascism which is derived from fascio meaning "a bundle of sticks", ultimately from Latin word fasces. This was the name given to political organizations in Italy.... View More

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