The 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, 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...

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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, 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780416422702
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 8/1/1987
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 352

Meet the Author

Stephen J. Lee was Head of History at Bromsgrove School in Birmingham, UK. His publications include European Dictatorships, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2000), Russia and the USSR (Routledge, 2005) and Hitler and Nazi Germany (Routledge, 1998).

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Table of Contents

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Dictatorships: comparative timeline 1918-45

Prologue: the seventeen dictatorships, 1918-45 1

1 The setting for dictatorship 5

The period before 1914 5

The impact of the First World War 8

The peace settlement and its significance 12

The crisis of democracy 15

The role of modernity 18

The economic catalyst 20

2 Types of dictatorship 25

Dictatorship as a concept 25

Totalitarian or authoritarian regimes? 26

The ideological basis of dictatorship 30

Summary 37

3 Dictatorship in Russia 39

Lenin's regime, 1917-24 39

The succession, 1924-9 58

Stalin's rule to 1941 64

Soviet foreign policy, 1918-41 88

The Great Patriotic War, 1941-5 98

1945-53: mature dictatorship? 109

Reflections on Stalin's dictatorship 116

4 Dictatorship in Italy 122

The rise of Mussolini to 1922: an outline 122

The rise of Mussolini to 1922: an explanation 124

Mussolini's dictatorship, 1922-43 132

Mussolini's foreign policy, 1922-40 157

War and collapse, 1940-5 167

The Italian Social Republic, 1943-5: a return to the beginning? 171

Reflections on Mussolini's dictatorship 173

5 Dictatorship in Germany 178

The Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler, 1918-33 178

Explanations of the rise of Hitler 187

The Third Reich, 1933-45 197

German foreign policy, 1919-39 235

Germany at war, 1939-45 247

The Holocaust 259

Reflections on Hitler's dictatorship 271

6 Dictatorship elsewhere 278

Dictatorship in Portugal and Spain 278

Dictatorship in central and eastern Europe 301

Dictatorship in the Balkans and Turkey 317

Puppet dictatorships from democracies 341

7 Dictatorships compared 347

The role of ideology347

Leadership 349

State, party and army 351

Social control 353

Security and terror 356

Economies 359

Impact of war 361

Epilogue: Europe since 1945 366

Notes 369

Select bibliography 388

Index 394

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