These traits were identified by sociologist Lawrence Britt.

1. Extreme nationalism.
2. Disdain for human rights.
3. Using enemies as scapegoats.
4. Militarism.
5. Intensified sexism.
6. Controlled mass media.
7. Obsession with national security.
8. Religion tied with ruling elite.
9. Protection of corporate power.
10. Suppression of organized labor.
11. Disdain for intellectuals and the arts.
12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
14. Fradulent elections.

When asked to define Fascism, Benito Mussolini once said that “Fascism is simply the merger of the corporation and the state.”