I don't see how a lack of positive American influence would sink a state.
Quite the opposite nowadays, unfortunately.
What's the difference?
Clerical Fascism is what the name says it is, Clerical Fascism. Combination of Fascist doctrine with religious traditions.
Theocracy is simply the rule of a religious oligarchy with religious laws; in Iran's case, Shariah.
Shariah =/= Fascism
BTW, I'm also going with Clerical Fascism.
Edited 7/7/2016 18:56:38