Fascism is a right-wing political ideology that is characterized by an authoritarian leadership. Coined by Benito Mussolini in the early 1920s, the term fascism includes a one-party state that forcibly suppresses opposition and subordinates personal interests to the perceived good of the nation. The National Socialists (Nazis) in Germany supported fascist ideology and their dictator, Adolf Hitler. It is also characterized by racist ideology, the removal of political opposition and ultra-nationalism. Those who are fascist believe in this political ideology.