Essential Question: Who were the major totalitarian leaders

Essential Question: Who were the major totalitarian leaders in the 1920s & 1930s? What were the basic ideologies of Fascists, Nazis, and Communists? CPWH Agenda for Unit 12.2: Clicker Review Questions Rise of Totalitarian Regimes notes Todays HW: 31.3 Unit 12 Test: Wed, April 13 After WWI, many

A global depression in the 1930s nations were led to high unemployment & struggling to rebuild a sense of desperation in Europe The Treaty of Versailles created bitterness among many nations In this climate of postwar uncertainty, nationalism increased & citizens turned to totalitarian dictators to rule the nation Totalitarian leaders are dictators who control all

aspects of the government & the lives of the citizens Totalitarian leaders gained support by promising jobs, promoting nationalism, & using propaganda Dictators held on to their power by using censorship, secret police,

denying liberties, & eliminating opposing rivals or political parties Among the first totalitarian dictators was Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union Stalin was Communist & seized all property, farms, factories in order to control

the economy & create equality He used a secret police & the Great Purge to eliminate rivals Stalins Five Year Plans & collective farms improved the Soviet Unions industrial & agricultural output Not all totalitarian In Italy, Germany, & Spain,

dictators were people turned to an extremely Communists nationalist govt called fascism Fascist govts were controlled by dictators who demanded loyalty from citizens Fascists did not offer democracy & used one-party to

rule the nation Unlike Communists, fascists believed people could keep their property Mussolini & Hitler believed in fascism: the idea that Stalin was a Communist that theby one

Totalitarian Regimes inbelieved Europe & Asia nations need strong dictators, total authority

government should control property business party, but that people can all keep private&property Communism vs. Fascism

No govt control of economy No govt control of laws Total govt control of laws Total govt control of economy In Italy, Mussolini gained popularity by Benito Mussolini promising to revive the economy, formed the

rebuild the military, & expand Italy Fascist Party to create a new Roman Empire Mussolini named his Fascist Party after the fasces, a Roman symbol of authority & power Mussolini created the Blackshirts (a secret police force) to enforce the goals of his Fascist Party By 1922, Mussolini was popular enough to lead a March on Rome & forced the

Italian king to name him prime minister As prime minister, Benito Mussolini was known as Il Duce (the chief) Mussolini ended democracy & all opposition parties Mussolini built up the military to create new jobs He planned to conquer new

territories in Africa for Italy The Nazis were a fascist Adolf Hitler was group in Germany that an early Nazi recruit wanted to overthrow the & quickly rose to disloyal Weimar Republic power in the party The Nazis created their own

militia called the Brown Shirts Hitler planned a march on Munich but he was arrested & jailed for 9 months Hitler was impressed by Mussolini & used many of his ideas to make the Nazi Party strong in Germany While in jail, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf which outlined

his plans for Germany He wrote that Germans were members of a master race called Aryans & all nonAryans were inferior He declared that Germans needed lebensraum (living space) & should conquer Eastern Europe & Russia He called the Versailles Treaty an outraged & vowed to regain land taken from Germany after the war

When Hitler was released from jail in 1924, he spent years organizing the Nazis into Germanys most powerful political party In 1933, Hitler was named chancellor (prime minister) of Germany As chancellor, Hitler used his power to name himself dictator

He called his govt the Third Reich to promote pride & nationalism Hitler put Germans to work by building factories, highways, weapons, & increasing the military He created the govt protection squad called the SS and a secret police called the Gestapo to eliminate rivals & control all aspects of Germany

In 1935, Hitler began a series of anti-Semitic laws called the Nuremburg Laws that deprived German Jews of the rights of citizens, forbade mixed Jewish marriages, & required Jews to wear a yellow star In 1938, Hitler ordered Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), a series of attacks on Jewish synagogues & businesses After WWI, Japan was the strongest nation in Asia & was ready to conquer new lands to provide resources for Japanese industry

Emperor Hirohito, gave full control of the Japanese military to Hideki Tojo who served as a military dictator In the 1930s, Japan, Italy, & Germany began aggressively expanding into new territories these actions caused World War II in 1939 Italy invaded Japan invaded Manchuria, Ethiopia & Albania northern China; invaded

Indochina & the East Indies Germany annexed Austria & Czechoslovakia Closure Activity: Compare Fascism, Communism, & Democracy Use your notes & knowledge of fascism, communism, & democracy to complete

the chart on the back of the notes Define each form of government Provide as many differences & similarities as you can Be prepared to share your answers

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