wikipedia's page on fascist italy wrote:
Actually having a republic is in no way a prereqisite for having a dictatorship, point of example being North Korea, China, Iran, Syria, Soviet Union - to name a few. If that was the point you were trying to make ?
At any rate then I am really fed up having every crackpot dictators crazy regime being labelled "fascist". Many of them including the luckily late Ghadaffi was in essence Apolitical, a majority claimed some form of connection for communism/socialism (which incidentally were a driving factor in a majority of the middleeastern dictatorships in the form of the baath parties in Syria and Iraq).
Not that I am defending fascism or nazism. At all.
But frankly I dont give a flying f... what you call the twisted anti-humanitarian, anti-democratic and lawless dictatorships, then the fact is that socialism, communism, fascism or nazism share a great many things, including iconograhphy, use of power against the people and any dissidents, historical revisionism and the abolishing of any democratic institutions including free press, free unions and free elections !