Page 693 – 716 In Stearns Unit: 1914 - Present Major Developments: #3: New Patterns of Nationalism (fascism) Authoritarian Regimes Title: Fascism and Authoritarian Regimes Objective: You will be able to describe the nature of fascism and its appeal. What is fascism?
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Page 693 – 716 In StearnsUnit: 1914 - PresentMajor Developments: #3: New Patterns of Nationalism (fascism) Authoritarian Regimes Title: Fascism and Authoritarian RegimesObjective: You will be able to describe the nature of fascism and its appeal
What is fascism?
What are the characteristics of fascism?
What countries adopted fascism in the 1920s and 1930s?
Why would people vote for fascist leaders?
“Our strength lies in our quickness and in our brutality; Genghis Khan has sent millions of women and children into death knowingly and with a light heart. History sees in him only the great founder of States. As to what the weak Western European civilisation asserts about me, that is of no account. I have given the command and I shall shoot everyone who utters one word of criticism, for the goal to be obtained in the war is not that of reaching certain lines but of physically demolishing the opponent. Only thus we can gain the living space that we need. Who after all is today speaking about the destruction of the Armenians?”
- Adolf Hitler, 1939
Why is Hitler comparing himself to Genghis Khan? What is he saying about how history views certain leaders?
Do you think this is a strong argument? Why or why not?