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It Can't Happen Here is a novel about a fascist takeover of the United States of America. It was written in 1935 by Sinclair Lewis and was inspired by events in Italy and especially in Germany.

Its protagonist is Doremus Jessup, a middle-aged moderate.

Its antagonists include the dictator himself, Buzz Windrip (who was based on Louisiana's Huey Long); Windrip's right-hand man, Lee Sarason, who actually held most of the power; Bishop Prang, a religious radio personality (who was based on Father Coughlin) with immense influence.

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