Stewart K. answered 05/29/21
AP, Research Paper, and Classroom History, Gov, and Geo Tutoring
In principle, the fascist governments of Italy and Germany in the 20th century both had a "leader principle", where the top official was the undisputed leader of the country (that's what führer means in German). Hitler held the two top constitutional offices, President and Chancellor, at the same time, and then had his captive parliament enact a law empowering him to rule by decree. He was the sole lawmaker and chief executive. Mussolini's regime vested power in a Fascist Council. Mussolini was the chairman of the Fascist Council, and all the members were long-time loyalists.
However, in practice, both regimes were fragmented, with many centers of power competing against each other and occasionally offering significant resistance even to the theoretically absolute power of the Leader. This was a feature, not a bug. Hitler wanted to make sure nobody could rise up as a plausible replacement for him. He designed his military to have competing entities - the Luftwaffe and Navy, for example, both had ground troop units, as well as the party militia, the SS, elevated to a full combat role. MIlitary production and economic management were also fragmented to make sure no single manager could claim credit for economic successes. When, as defeat loomed, he put his favorite architect, Speer, in charge of production, he kept the reins tightly in his hand and carved out all sorts of exceptions for SS production, V weapons, and so on. Mussolini's Fascist Council, of course, ended up firing him and locking him up when the Allies invaded the mainland.
So in conclusion, yes, fascist regimes contain checks and balances on the power of the leader.
Matthew D.Totalitarian and “checks and balances” contradict each other. You either have complete control (Totalitarianism) or you prevent any one person or group from having complete control (Checks and Balances). The answer is no, because totalitarian regimes have to reject and dismantle any form of accountability so they can remain in power.