The Rise of Dictatorial Regimes

By: Ashley R, Kimberely A, Caitlin L

Hitler of Germany

In the 1920s Germany was in a big economic depression due to the harsh terms and agreements of the Treaty of Versailles. Resulting in Adolf Hitler, and his party, the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nazi party for short. This party appealed to the lower middle class and also for the unemployed. Since so many people in Germany at this time didn't' have jobs Hitler and his Nazi party became a very popular political party very quickly.Nazism is defined as a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader. Nazis were members of the National Socialist German Workers' Party of Germany, under Adolf Hitler, seized political control of the country, suppressing all opposition and establishing a dictatorship over all cultural, economic, and political activities of the people, and promulgated belief in the supremacy.
Hitler's Rise to Power
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Stalin of Russia

Stalin, whose real last name is Dzhugashvili, established a strong dictatorship over the Soviet Union and is known as one of the greatest mass murderers in history. Stalin, though not an eloquent writer or speaker, was intelligent and was an excellent organizer. His post as general security was used to gain power of the entire Communist Party. His rule was the cause of millions of death from deportation to Siberian camps. As the Stalinist Era marked the beginning of an economic, social, and political revolution, Stalin significantly declares the end of the NEP and the beginning of his new economic policy, The Five-Year Plan . The Five-Year Plans’ purpose was to transform Russia’s agricultural to an industrial country by means of doubling oil production and quadrupling heavy machinery production. However, these costs greatly impacted the Soviet Union.

Mussolini of Italy

Established the first European fascist movement in Italy. He began his political as a Socialist, in 1919 he created a new political group called League of Combat.

This is an organization that Benito Mussolini made after he left the Socialist Party after World War 1. It was the first fascist organization in Italy, and was radically nationalist and anti-communist. It’s symbol is a fascio, which is an axe wrapped in whipping rods. They broke up fights and strikes in the 1920s, often with the aid of the police who refused to stop them.

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Mussolini's Rise To Power