Or from the dictionary definition 1.b.  "extremely powerful or forceful and capable of causing damage"
We have seen throughout history that fascism and other forms of totalitarian governments base their foundation upon this type of strict “no broken windows” style of behavior control.
Another popular technique for these types of regimes is changing the definition of words.
I would strongly encourage you to look into the rise of fascism in the first half of the twentieth century. Recently fascism is more closely associated with nationalist and racist groups. But this was very different a hundred years ago when these ideas were first gaining large acceptance.