Attempts to impose rule from above.
Government control of large business and manufacturing organizations.
Quasi-religious cult of personality.
Initiatives to muffle the opposition.
Denial of moral legitimacy to opponents.
Reliance on goons to intimidate adversaries.
Use – under various names – of the doctrine of the false consciousness of ordinary citizens to explain away adverse events.
Note: I posted a longish essay explaining fascism in some detail on this blog in the past. See, “Fascism explained,” June 19th 2009.