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Statism, acceptance of the priority of the interests of the state over those of the individual
Deification of power, longing for a strong hand
Patrimonialism/paternalism
Collectivism and solidarity taken to the point of denying individual interests
Negative view of social inequality and private ownership
Longing for a unifying philosophical or religious idea
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