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State control is a clear goal that Fascism & Communism share. They are both totatalitarian: the state provides total representation of the nation and total guidance of national goals.

However they differ on the structure of the societies they strive to engineer and the structure of society is a top-priority goal.

Facsism: underlying theory that drives fascism is social darwinism. The goal is to develop a social elite corp who's "natural" position is at the top of society leading others. Social conflict sorts the wheat from the chaf. The weak remain stunted and the strong, the physically and intellectually superior members of society will rise. Titles are prominently display too show superiority - Herr Doktor, etc.. It is OK, it is natural, it is expected or even desired that the weak should perish. Fascism exhaults "military heroism" of the "strong" & "the elite corp". Private enterprise and economic struggle fit into this model very well. It is the "corporatism" that ties enterprise & banking to the state. Strategic enterprises are propped up by the state. Gains are allowed to remain private and losses are made public.

Communism: the proletariat is the core of communist theory. The social structure of communism turns fascism upside-down. The "peasant", the "worker" is the "hero". Communism takes what fascists would consider the bottom of society and puts it on the top of society. Intellects, "bourgeoisie" have their property confiscated they are marginalized, blacklisted, jailed, exiled or even killed. All enterprise & property is owned by the state, period. All enterprise & banking are owned by the state. All property other than personal effects are owned by the state. No one is to have independence from the state. Militarism exists as well but used differently. It is used to equalize society, to put people in uniform, to make them uniform. Everyone is "Tovarich" or comrade.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo