An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. The European dictatorships provides a well-balanced account of the three main European dictatorships in the period 1919-45. Allan Todd explores Stalinism, Fascism and Nazism in detail, dealing with the establishment and maintenance of power, the nature of party and state rule, the distribution of power, the purpose and impact of social and economic policies, opposition, and the significance of foreign policy and war. Comparisons and contrasts between the dictatorships are also highlighted. Using a wide range of primary sources, this book deals with the main historical and interpretive issues of this subject in an accessible way.
Table of Contents
1. Dictatorship and Totalitarianism; 2. From Leninism to Stalinism, 1919–1928; 3. Stalin's 'Revolution from above; 4. The Stalinist state; 5. The rise of Italian Fascism, 1919–1925; 6. The corporate state, 1925–1939; 7. Weimar and the rise of Nazism, 1919–1933; 8. The Nazi 'revolution', 1933–1939; 9. Consolidating and maintaining the Nazi dictatorship, 1933–1939; 10. Comparisons and contrasts.