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Name That Fascist Dictator Quiz
by Staff
The definition of fascism is a bit controversial, but in general a fascist regime is a right-wing organization that consolidates power and promotes intolerance through violence and intimidation. Think you know your fascism facts? Take this quiz.

Who founded fascism?

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Benito Mussolini
  • Francisco Franco

This dictator passed the Enabling Act of 1933 to consolidate his power.

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Augusto Pinochet
  • Fulgencio Batista

The CIA under the Nixon administration helped this fascist dictator take power in Chile.

  • Francisco Franco
  • Augusto Pinochet
  • Carlos Castillo Armas

This Spanish dictator overthrew the democratic government during the Spanish Civil War.

  • Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, marques de Estella
  • Juan Maria Bordaberry
  • Francisco Franco

This dictator's nephew joined the American navy and fought against the Axis powers during WWII.

  • Getulio Vargas
  • Francisco Franco
  • Adolf Hitler

This dictator called himself "El Caudillo."

  • Juan Maria Bordaberry
  • Francisco Franco
  • Jorge Gonzalez von Marees

This dictator was elected in Uruguay in 1971.

  • Juan Maria Bordaberry
  • Carlos Castillo Armas
  • Alfredo Stroessner

This dictator formed the Spanish National Movement.

  • Francisco Franco
  • Ion Antonescu
  • Engelbert Dollfuss

Who was the Cuban dictator who preceded Fidel Castro?

  • Hugo Banzer
  • Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
  • Fulgencio Batista

This powerful dictator was only 4 feet 11 inches (150 centimeters).

  • Luis Somoza Debayle
  • Engelbert Dollfuss
  • Anastasio Somoza Garcia

President Nixon helped put this Bolivian dictator in place in 1971.

  • Juan Jose Torres
  • Ante Pavelic
  • Hugo Banzer

This general was in power in Paraguay for 35 years, from 1954 to 1989.

  • U Ne Win
  • Alfredo Stroessner
  • Augusto Pinochet

This 1932 Austrian dictator based his ruling philosophy on Mussolini's principles.

  • Ante Pavelic
  • Engelbert Dollfuss
  • Ferdinand Marcos

During this dictator's "dirty war," the Argentine government kidnapped, illegally detained, tortured and often killed political opponents.

  • Jorge Rafael Videla
  • Boris III
  • Juan Jose Torres

This Portuguese dictator rewrote the country's constitution to further consolidate his power.

  • Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
  • Luis Somoza Debayle
  • Juan Jose Torres

Newspaper presses and radio transmitters were a common target of this Paraguayan dictator's police force.

  • Alfredo Stroessner
  • Benito Mussolini
  • Engelbert Dollfuss

This dictator practiced public speaking by taking photos of himself while he spoke.

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Francois Duvalier
  • Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra

This dictator was expelled from boarding school for stabbing a classmate.

  • Francisco Franco
  • Benito Mussolini
  • Boris III

This dictator was head of the Arrow Cross Party and spent most of World War II in prison.

  • Ferenc Szalasi
  • Porfirio Diaz
  • Juan Jose Torres

Part of his legacy is called "The Caravan of Death."

  • Milton Obote
  • Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
  • Augusto Pinochet

This dictator was a vegetarian.

  • Idi Amin
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Miklos Horthy

This dictator's father was a socialist.

  • Benito Mussolini
  • Juan Jose Torres
  • Adolf Hitler

Who wrote a book based loosely on his own life?

  • Alessandro Pavolini
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Francisco Franco

The Chilean economy boomed under this dictator's rule.

  • Ferenc Szalasi
  • Augusto Pinochet
  • Francisco Franco

He was also known as the "Duce of Fascism."

  • Francisco Franco
  • Nikos Sampson
  • Benito Mussolini

This dictator was pardoned for his crimes then sentenced to life in prison again 20 years later.

  • Jorge Rafael Videla
  • Boris III
  • Ioannis Metaxas

After his term ended, this politician left the country then returned to overthrow the government.

  • Sir Oswald Mosley
  • Fulgencio Batista
  • Ferenc Szalasi

Because of a massive stroke, this dictator never knew that he'd been deposed.

  • Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
  • Rafael Trujillo
  • Benito Mussolini

This president of Paraguay won power using the slogan "peace, justice, democracy."

  • Antonio de Oliveira Salazar
  • Luis Somoza Debayle
  • Alfredo Stroessner

Most fascist dictators rule for many years to several decades, but this one only held power for two years.

  • Engelbert Dollfuss
  • Francisco Franco
  • Pol Pot