European Dictatorships, 1918-1945

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The European Dictatorshipsdescribes the course of dictatorship in Europe before and during the Second World War and examines the phenomenon of dictatorship itself and the widely different forms it can take. From the notorious dictatorships of Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin, ...
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Overview

The European Dictatorshipsdescribes the course of dictatorship in Europe before and during the Second World War and examines the phenomenon of dictatorship itself and the widely different forms it can take. From the notorious dictatorships of Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin, to less-known states and leaders this book scrutinizes the experiences of:
*Russia
*Germany
*Italy
*Spain and Portugal
*Central and Eastern European states such as Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Austria and Albania
*Norway
With clear, detailed and highly accessible descriptions and analysis, this is an essential and invaluable introduction to the study and understanding of the tumultuous events of early twentieth century Europe.

A history of dictatorships in Europe from 1918-1945.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415230452
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps

A Preface to the Second Edition

A Comment on the Term 'Dictatorship'

Introduction

1. The Setting for Dictatorship

The period before 1914

The impact of the First World War

The peace settlement and its significance

The crisis of democracy

Dictatorship as an alternative

The economic catalyst

2. Dictatorship in Russia

Lenin's regime 1917-24

The succession 1924-9

Stalin's rule to 1941

Soviet foreign policy 1918-41

The Great Fatherland War 1941-5

1945-53: mature dictatorship?

3. Dictatorship in Italy

The rise of Mussolini to 1922: an outline

The rise of Mussolini to 1922: an explanation

Mussolini's dictatorship 1922-43

Mussolini's foreign policy 1922-39

War and collapse 1940-45

4. Dictatorship in Germany

The Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler 1918-33: a summary

Explanations of the rise of Hitler

The Third Reich 1933-45

German foreign policy 1919-39

Germany at war 1919-35

5. Dictatorship Elsewhere

Dictatorship in Spain and Portugal

Dictatorship in central and eastern Europe

Dictatorship in the Balkans

Puppet dictatorships from democracies

6. Dictatorships Compared

Postscript: Europe Since 1945

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

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