Fascism was popular among the middle classes and the rural.
They thought that society needed a mass change in what it had been doing, creating new ethnic groupings or nation-state.
There was a large veneration of state, and it was always lead with a strong leader. Their main value was Ultranationalism, but it had a strong connection to ethnocentrism, militarism, primacy of the state.
Mussolini claimed to be the indisputable power
Facists were hostile to liberal democracy.
They held a war-like form of nationalism and a fear of foreign people
Belief in a military life as the ideal
Based public life along military lines
They liked uniforms, parades, and