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The Revacholian State will be a serene place. (You should get a drink.) A beautiful, serene place of mystery and peace. It will not be a place for women to infect with their frailty and hysterics. Or where the Semenese will be allowed to wear their pants around their ankles. All of that will go. (Once you get a drink.) The socialist professors at the École Supérieure will be fired, the editors of Trompe le Monde will have to beg in the streets. You'll pour your beer into their begging hats and laugh. (You should get a beer.)[1]
Mockup of the flag of the Suzerainty of Revachol.

Fascism is a political alignment in Disco Elysium.

Background[edit | edit source]

Fascists, also called traditionalists,[2] loyalists,[3] or nationalists,[4] are right-wing authoritarians and reactionaries who hold beliefs of biological determinism, racial supremacy, and ethnostatism[5] represented by the Revacholian Suzerainty[6] and Innocence Franconegro.[7] Since the Antecentennial Revolution, fascism has been suppressed by the rule of the Moralist International,[8] and become splintered over national borders, though some states still follow its ideological foundations.[9]

Ideology[edit | edit source]

In a global sense, fascists see themselves as the heirs to the rule of Franconegro, the innocence of militarism and unifier of serfdom territories into nations,[10] and consider his successor, Dolores Dei, an inadequate ruler for her reluctance to subjugate other cultures,[7] though many still hold her in high regard, and obey innocentic rule.[11] Fascism, however, despises internationalism,[12] and places one's nation above all else, causing the ideology to take on different forms based on which state is being analysed.

In Revachol, fascists harken back to the time of the Suzerainty, when the nation served as a giant colonial power, with influence over Safre, Samara, Iilmaraa, Semenine, Supramundi, and Saramiriza.[13] With the ruling of Filippe III, the Squanderer, who spent most of the nation's treasury in opulent decorations, the Revacholian royal family began to decline, losing more of its foothold to a growing communist movement.[14] The last royalist project was The Ikeira Operation, headed by King Guillaume, which forcibly unified a number of people known as the Ikeira tribes under the Revacholian banner.[15] Afterwards, Guillaume fled the country, leaving his nephew Frissel to be the last Suzerain.[16] Though Frissel was eventually defeated by the communards, even him and Guillaume are still held in high regard by fascists and the remaining soldiers of the royal army.[17]

In modern times, under the rule of the Coalition of Nations, Revacholian fascists perceive societal issues as the result of a culture war, in which traditional and natural values are being eroded by a growing social degeneracy, which manifests through racial equality,[18] gender equality,[19] homo-sexuality,[20] and drug use.[21] The causes of this degeneracy are varied, and sometimes contradictory, but they include a global conspiracy managed by the state of Seol,[22] the return of socialist ideology,[23] interisolary travel and immigration,[24] and racial miscigenation.[25] Fascists believe that this degeneracy can be combatted through the re-establishment of a strong nationalist state, guided by the moral values of the males of the dominant race.[26]

Although some fascists voice their beliefs openly, many prefer to use secret signifiers to identify each other without revealing themselves,[27] these rites take the form of phrases, such as "Welcome to Revachol",[28] sometimes pronounced with the hard "K" phoneme from the Vespertine dialect,[29] or items, such as the Yellow-Man Mug, as well as the Man From Hjelmdall book series. Some fascists also believe in the use of ancient fascist magic to turn back time, though it is largely decried.[30] Semenese supremacists are a fringe group of racial theorists who believe that, after the downfall of Occidental Haplogroup B4, or the "ham-sandwich race",[31] the Aeropagites and Semenese peoples are next in line for cultural domination.[32] Some of the beliefs used to prove and justify racial sciences are phrenology, craniometry,[33] and semen retention.[34]

Parties and Organizations[edit | edit source]

In Revachol, there are said to exist guilds: ancient workers' organizations that preserve heritage and experience, and only let in invited members.[35] The Lorrymen and Carters Guild is claimed to confer protections to its workers from the Revachol Citizens Militia and mob violence.[36]

In Mundi, the Confederate Republic of Mesque, one of the world's largest states by territory, has undergone a shift to the far-right, making them outcasts to the rest of the world.[37] The petrofascists work alongside the constitutional monarchy, and are known for heavy fuel oil smuggling to Messina,[38] nihilist nationalism,[39] violence and expansionism,[40] and the creation of many terms and expressions of hate.[41]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Revacholian Nationhood
  2. YOU - *Fascism* sounds so bad, though. What if we called it something else? Like, uh, *traditionalism*?
  3. KIM KITSURAGI - "Perhaps the ones executed here were the loyalist-conservatives -- killed by the communists at the start of the civil war. Or it could have been the communists, put to death during the last stretch of the conflict by the Coalition forces."
  4. SUNDAY FRIEND - "Aha," he says, his voice suddenly cool. "A *nationalist*, I see. In other circumstances I might be compelled to report you for *sedition*..."
  5. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "It's about... biological determinism. Natural law. The sorting of the races." He spits on the ground.
  6. ENDURANCE - I will send you back to the time when the sun had not yet vanished, when it was still setting into the sea. The time of the Suzerain, the time when love was still possible.
  7. 7.0 7.1 COALITION WARSHIP ARCHER - "The fascists say they are *both* the ancestors of and the successors to Dolorianism. In other words, they believe that Dolores Dei's reign simply represents a glorious phase of expansion within a greater Franconigerian heritage. They criticise the Dolorian project for accepting and integrating new peoples rather than forcefully subjugating them..."
  8. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "Not the most popular topic nowadays, with the Coalition in charge and all. You might want to *change the topic* -- that is, bury your head under the sand like common sheep."
  9. ENCYCLOPEDIA - The Confederate Republic of Mesque -- the world's largest state by territory -- has fallen into an especially nihilistic strain of nationalism lately.
  10. THE GREATEST INNOCENCE - Correct! Named the innocence of militarism, he codified hereditary rule -- but at the same time ended serfdom and established the interisolary reál as the global reserve currency. He also established the concept of the Nation.
  11. THE GREATEST INNOCENCE - Correct! The Mesque might see Franconegro as the father of nations, but as of this century there's been a great shift in attitude -- Dolores Dei has become widely regarded as the greatest innocence. A most radical change to the whole fabric of the world. THE GREATEST INNOCENCE - Everything from interisolary travel, to the connected world, to three consecutive scientific revolutions can be traced back to her. Every decade that passes she seems less human somehow -- and more beautiful...
  12. YOU - "Yeah, I can tell this was once a proud nation. Now all this internationalist bullshit has brought Revachol to its knees."
  13. SUZERAINTY: THE BOARD GAME - Apricots from Safre, archaeological treasures from Ile Marat, sugar from the Semenine Islands, and magenta cocaine from Supramundi and Saramiriza...
  14. HORSEBACK MONUMENT - A silver plaque on the statue's pedestal reads: 'I am Filippe III, the Squanderer, the Greatest of the Filippian Kings of Revachol; Son of Filippe II, the Opulent; Father of Filippe IV, the Insane.' YOU - What did this king do? ENCYCLOPEDIA - Even by the standard of the Filippian kings, Old Sumptuous Filippe was known for his profligacy. YOU - In what way? ENCYCLOPEDIA - Well, he blew through the whole national treasury, starting the decline of one of the penultimate century's greatest superpowers: the Suzerain of Revachol... ENCYCLOPEDIA - His own maladministration foreshadowed the fall of the monarchy during the Antecentennial Revolution, an end to his family line and the monarchy on the Insulindian isola.
  15. ENCYCLOPEDIA - 'The Ikeira Operation' was a seven-year campaign during which Suzerain Guillaume's army forcefully united the people in the southeastern part of Le Petit Continent, collectively known as the Ikeira tribes, under the Revacholian banner.
  16. YOU - "Commies didn't drive Guillaume out. He left, when things got bad and left Frissel to take the hit."
  17. RENÉ ARNOUX - "I *would* have preferred if the right honourable King Guillaume returned to Revachol or even if that damn clown, Frissel, had risen from the grave and led us. Sadly that was not the case."
  18. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "I'm not the only one. Look, I've read *books*," he gestures with his cigarette for emphasis. "The science of racial theory has all been proved, even if some people don't want to accept it."
  19. RENÉ ARNOUX - "Gender equality is a very noble, very *modern* idea, but in real life, primal roles prevail. But I do not wish to discuss this matter further."
  20. ENCYCLOPEDIA - Clinging to a picture-book version of the past century, waiting for the King to come back and cast out all the profiteers and homo-sexuals. Basically, imagine a yellow plastic crown with a liquor brand emblazoned on it.
  21. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "Drugs? They're shit, man. I don't let anything pollute my body." He takes a long drag on his cigarette.
  22. GARY, THE CRYPTOFASCIST - "Yes, it's the perfect way to create a false sense of security. They sell us fancy technology and then send in their experts, who pretend *not* to be experts..." GARY, THE CRYPTOFASCIST - "They play their violin and cello -- oh, we like your music! -- or work in unrelated fields, like, say, law enforcement, where they have access to a *lot* of sensitive data..." GARY, THE CRYPTOFASCIST - "...and use their superior technology to blackmail, mislead, and manipulate, turning high-ranking people in government and corporations into Seolite agents."
  23. RENÉ ARNOUX -This is just what the commies wanted. This was their plan all along. *This* is what they wanted to replace the rule of the Suzerain with."
  24. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "When the next wave of the Invasion comes -- the last thing they'll see before the lights go out is *illustrious Revachol*." YOU - "What is this *Invasion* anyway? Sounds like more immigrant-bashing." RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "Hey man, you know. There are all sorts of Invasions... " He looks at his boots, then you. "I thought we could rely on the cops. We're in this together, whether you realize it or not."
  25. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "It's true." He pushes on. "Also, you need to realize the dangers of *mixing races*. Who knows what might happen if people don't stay in their birthplace? You might end up with a new sub-race, with unknown characteristics, leading to extra competition. That's why you've got to *control* the offspring."
  26. Revacholian Nationhood
  27. CONCEPTUALIZATION - It's a secret rite. A very fringe-nationalist handshake, probably
  28. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "C'mon, man, I just said 'Welcome to Revachol'... It's a lorry driver thing." KIM KITSURAGI - "I know exactly what you meant. You think my *kind* doesn't belong here. That I should *watch myself* and *behave*."
  29. GARY, THE CRYPTOFASCIST - "I like to pronounce it the *hard* way. The old way. The Vespertine way." He nods solemnly.
  30. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - He shakes his head sadly. "Trust me, brother, I've done the research. Fascist magic just ain't true."
  31. MeEASUREHEAD - "OCCIDENTAL HAPLOGROUP B4 IS DONE GIVING ORDERS AROUND HERE. THE INFLUENCE OF THE *HAM SANDWICH RACE* IS WANING."
  32. MEASUREHEAD - "ITS LEADERS WILL BE THE GENETIC EPITOME OF THE SEMENESE AND AREOPAGITE STOCK, ELECTED BY NATURE; NOT THE BASE, INERT SPOILAGE CALLED *DEMOS*."
  33. MEASUREHEAD - "I AM NOT LIKE THEM. I AM CRANIOMETRIC PERFECTION. I HAVE TAKEN THE TROUBLE TO PERMANENTLY DRAW A PHRENOLOGIC GRID ON MY SKULL AND FEATURES. THIS SHOULD DISPEL ANY DOUBT."
  34. MEASUREHEAD - "THE SEMEN RETENTION SOCIETY. IT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT. MASTURBATORS ANONYMOUS IS PROBABLY AN ORGANISATION YOU'RE MORE FAMILIAR WITH." MEASUREHEAD - "THE S.R.S. IS A CLOSED GROUP OF STRONG-WILLED INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO BUILDING UP STRATEGIC SEMEN RESERVES. IT TAKES IRON WILL AND RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS. FAR BEYOND YOUR SPIRITUAL POTENTIAL."
  35. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - "Hell no. It's a *guild*. Invitation only. Unions work for the rich fucks. They're basically the same. Been trying to fuck us out of our heritage in the name of profits. But you can't replace experience."
  36. RACIST LORRY DRIVER - His eyes dart between you and the lieutenant. "I'm not scared of you -- or the mob. I'm under the protection of the Lorrymen and Carters Guild."
  37. ENYCLOPEDIA - The Republic of Mesque is a massive confederation on the isola of Mundi, the world's largest state by territory. It's a petrostate, a constitutional monarchy, and as of recently an outcast due to its tilt to the far right.
  38. LA FUMÉE, VOL. 1 NO.4 - You also skip over an article about heavy fuel oil smuggling along the Mesque-Messina border, something about bear wrestling in Samara, book riots in Yugo-Graad...
  39. ENCYCLOPEDIA - The Confederate Republic of Mesque -- the world's largest state by territory -- has fallen into an especially nihilistic strain of nationalism lately.
  40. MEASUREHEAD - "THE OTHER LARGE MONDIAL CIVILIZATION -- THE MESQUE -- ARE TOO YELLOW AND OLEAGINOUS TO COUNT AS A HEROIC RACE; TRUE, THEY ARE VIOLENT AND EXPANSIONIST, BUT THEY HAVE A *GLANDULAR PROBLEM*..." He draws his finger across his face...
  41. JOYCE MESSIER - "A term of hatred that originates, like many such things, with the Mesque petrofascists."