This is just my opinion based on facts and different scenarios and situations that happened in post-war America, so please don't jump on me. I just think its interesting to see all the parallels in these two governments. In some ways, not as extreme or overt, it almost seemed as if America picked up where the Nazis left off in some areas (of course not in crimes against humanity or persecution of the Jewish population). Firstly, we picked up the Communist Crusade in terms of the Cold War and in the different proxy wars and small conflicts that we fought in, all in the name of defeating Communism. Secondly, the CIA and the national security establishment has operated then and now in a very police-state, Fascist way in terms of: Domestic spying (The CIA extensively ran secret domestic operations when it was specifically NOT in their purpose) such as mail-opening, wire-tapping, tracking of suspected "subversives," propaganda, psychological warfare and experiments for interrogation techniques, political assassinations both abroad and at home, assassinations in general, coups in other countries--- meddling in other country's affairs, rigging other country's elections and installing and supporting hard-right Nationalist, Fascist regimes to oppose the Communists. Thirdly, America's economy, especially now is more "corporatism" as Mussolini described it, than ever. Corporatism, state capitalism, monopoly capitalism-- whatever you want to call it, is running rampant in this country, which goes back to the New Deal. The biggest, richest corporations have the politicians in their pockets, all the subsidies, regulations, government intervention, but the property is still private and the businessmen are making profits as was in the major Fascist states. These giant corporations function in the benefit of both themselves and the government, which was a key to fascist economics. Instead of the overt "Occupied Europe" It seemed like every country that wasn't a major power (and even the major powers had CIA and KGB covert meddling as well) was covertly occupied by either the USA and the Soviet Union in the form of the CIA and KGB, where both powers swayed and directed the governments and countries in the interests of America or Russia. That goes back to the point I made about the CIA. And as a minor detail, when Ike was elected the country became a lot more right-wing conservative, conformist, controlled, obeying to authority, etc., and the government was pushing nuclear bomb scares and having young kids get under their desks regularly in school drills, and all the negative propaganda directed at Communism and the Russians, even though now we know there wasn't a real threat of that happening and the government knew it too. Just some points to show how America has drifted towards Fascism in the post-war period.