Fascist Party (Überstadt)

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Fascist Party
Leader Daniel of Korea
Founded December 2011
Dissolved March 2013
Headquarters Hawk City, Edmount
Ideology Nationalism, anti-monarchism, militarism
Official colours Black

The Fascist Party was an Überstadti political party that did not in fact observe fascism. The main goal of the party was the elimination of the monarchy and replacing it with a military dictatorship. The Fascists held seats in all three sessions of Parliament during which their party existed.

History

As the November Revolution came to a close and the position of Adam I as king was solidified, Daniel of Korea, a long-time citizen of Überstadt, spoke out against Adam's sovereignty and declared that he wished to start a political party to oppose him. The party he founded bore the name of fascism, but chose that name for shock value, not actually intending to practice fascism. Daniel of Korea was appointed opposition leader during the first and third terms of Parliament, a position he served in until his loss of citizenship under a change of laws in March 2013. The party was de facto abolished, as he did not seek to renew his citizenship.

Ideology

The Fascist Party ideology was centered on opposing the monarchy, with nationalism and militarism as secondary concerns. Support for increased military funding was always voiced, as were Überstadti nationalist policies. The Fascists never sponsored a bill, and usually either abstained or opposed bills proposed by the government.

Controversy

The main criticism in Überstadt against the Fascists was that they are not actually fascist, a point readily conceded by party leaders. Although some basic views of the Überstadti Fascist Party and actual fascists were similar, the Überstadti Fascists had no economic stance and were not socially authoritarian. This contradiction of their party name and their apparent foundation for the sole purpose of spiting the king were criticized extensively.

Party leader Daniel of Korea played a key role in the Conspiracy Scandal, in which he and another Member of Parliament were accused of conspiring to commit high treason. This incident solidified public opinion that the party was a cover for nationwide anti-monarchism, an ideology firmly in the minority. Late in 2012, party leadership stood accused of violating a court order not to threaten the king, recalling the days of the scandal. The complaint against him was dismissed.