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Article Title

The Fuel for Neo-Nazism

Document Type

International Studies and Languages

Abstract

This paper attempts to explain the cause of support for far-right extremism movements in Europe. It takes a comparative approach in explaining that support by first analyzing Germany and Luxembourg. In each country, politics, history, economics, and society are explored in order to elicit a root cause. Once that main factor is found, Norway and Greece are also analyzed to see if the hypothesis holds. Political stability is hypothesized to be the root cause in far-right support in Germany (and lack thereof in Luxembourg), and the examples of Norway and Greece support this hypothesis. By comparing and contrasting aspects of each country, this paper finds that political instability is the root cause of support for far-right movements in Europe. It is hoped that this study will help shed further light on far-right movements in Europe and beyond, especially in the United States.

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