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Cassius23 Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 06:14 AM
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7. The symbolism of the bunch of sticks.
Edited on Wed Oct-05-05 06:16 AM by Cassius23
The idea is that the individuals united are more potent than the individuals themselves. It is also a fable by Aesop. Keep in mind that the bunches of sticks you see in many of the buildings/coins/etc in the US predates fascism as we know it today by several hundreds of years(fascism was originally pioneered by Hitler and Mussolini, with precursors in the late 19th century). Mussolini adopted the symbol and name as it fit well with his idea that the individual was subordinate to the state(MANY quotes to that effect available upon request).

***Edited because I'm a grammar nazi. My apologies. ***
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