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 ## Related fundamental concepts you should be aware of ## Related fundamental concepts you should be aware of
  
-**What is a nation?** A //nation// is a shared cultural or political identity. It is not strictly the same as a //government// (legal body), a //country// (geography),​ or an //ethnicity// (culture), although it may be defined along those lines. It is also not to be confused with a //state// (monopoly on power).+**What is a nation?** A *nationis a shared cultural or political identity. It is not strictly the same as a *government(legal body), a *country(geography),​ or an *ethnicity(culture), although it may be defined along those lines. It is also not to be confused with a *state(monopoly on power).
  
 **Social radix:** For fascists, national identity is the root of all society. **Social radix:** For fascists, national identity is the root of all society.
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 ### Third Positionism against liberalism and against socialism ### Third Positionism against liberalism and against socialism
-Fascism positions itself as //against democracy// and //against Marxism//. It is anti-liberal and anti-socialist (especially anti-communist),​ and instead occupies the "Third Position"​.+Fascism positions itself as *against democracyand *against Marxism*. It is anti-liberal and anti-socialist (especially anti-communist),​ and instead occupies the "Third Position"​.
  
 ### Fetishization of order ### Fetishization of order
-Fascism is more dedicated to //order// rather than //justice//. All individuals are expected to have a duty to protect the Nation-State and uphold its interests and values. Any concept of "the greater good" beyond the national interest is mostly nonexistent. All that matters is preserving "law and order",​ i.e. preserving the superiority of your own nation above others. This focus on stability, discipline, hierarchy, and national pride permeates all of society.+Fascism is more dedicated to *orderrather than *justice*. All individuals are expected to have a duty to protect the Nation-State and uphold its interests and values. Any concept of "the greater good" beyond the national interest is mostly nonexistent. All that matters is preserving "law and order",​ i.e. preserving the superiority of your own nation above others. This focus on stability, discipline, hierarchy, and national pride permeates all of society.
  
 > "​Individuals simply [cannot] be relied on voluntarily to 'obey the law, pay their taxes and serve in war'. No well-ordered society could want the people to be sovereign."​ --Benito Mussolini > "​Individuals simply [cannot] be relied on voluntarily to 'obey the law, pay their taxes and serve in war'. No well-ordered society could want the people to be sovereign."​ --Benito Mussolini