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FASCIST PROPAGANDISTS

CORNELIS VAN GEELKERKEN

DUTCH 1901-1976

A co-founder of the Dutch National Socialist Movement, van Geelkerken created the party in the image of the German National Socialists, pretty much just translating their ideology into his native language. He was more hands-on than his leader, Anton Mussert, constantly encouraging the members. In 1934 he founded the youth division and relished his role in educating the young. From 1936 to 1940, he finally became head of the party’s propaganda.

ERNEST BLYTHE

IRISH 1889-1975

Twentieth century Ireland was a place of turmoil, and so fascism on the island is often overlooked. Ernest Blythe,

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