Fascism vs Fundamentalism - What's the difference?

fascism | fundamentalism |


As nouns the difference between fascism and fundamentalism

is that fascism is while fundamentalism is (religion) the tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.

fascism

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (historical) A political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on a relationship between business and the centralized government, business-and-government control of the market place, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights. Originally only applied (usually capitalized) to (Benito Mussolini)'s Italy.
  • By vague analogy, any system of strong autocracy or oligarchy usually to the extent of bending and breaking the law, race-baiting and violence against largely unarmed populations.
  • Derived terms

    * anti-fascism * fascist, fascistic, fascistically * fascistoid * Islamofascism, Islamic fascism * neofascism * technofascism

    Antonyms

    * Anti-fascism

    See also

    * authoritarianism * Blackshirt * Brownshirt * Nazism, Naziism, National Socialism * totalitarianism

    fundamentalism

    Noun

  • (religion) The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.
  • (finance) The belief that fundamental financial quantities are the best predictor of the price of an instrument.
  • The beliefs held by those in this movement.
  • Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles.
  • Synonyms

    * (religion) (l)

    See also

    * (l) (1) * (l) (2) * (l) (2) English words suffixed with -ism