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The Rise of Totalitarianism and World War II. The Bolshevik Revolution 1917 Communism and the USSR. Josef Stalin. V.I. Lenin. Leon Trotsky. Benito Mussolini and his Blackshirts use terror tactics to introduce Fascism to Italy in 1922.

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The Rise of

Totalitarianism

and

World War II

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The Bolshevik Revolution 1917

Communism and the USSR

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Josef Stalin

V.I. Lenin

Leon Trotsky

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Mussolini riles a crowd of rabid supporters after becoming

Il Duce

Ranting from the balcony

Addressing the Italian army in Africa

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Hitler joins the National Social German Workers Party and rules Germany - Der Fuhrer rules the “Third Reich”

as head of the Nazi government.

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Hitler’s humble beginnings in rural Austria

belied the impact he would have as an adult.

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Hitler displayed

some talent but fail the art school entrance exam twice.

The swastika flag was his most enduring design.

Hitler as a young aspiring art student.

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Destitute and living on the streetsof Bavaria, Hitler cheers the coming of WW I . Hitler joined the German Army and was wounded twice in action.

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Disillusioned with the outcome of the War, Hitler searched for the cause of Germany’s collapse

He happens upon the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei .

He soon becomes the head of the Nazis

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The Beerhall Putsch 1923

The Nazis fail to overthrow the government by force. Hitler is arrested and jailed. However this is far from the end of the Nazi movement.

Hitler learned lessons about how to go about taking power for his party.

Hitler poses in a traditional German outfit on the eve of the Putsch.

(Nice pants dude!)

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While in Landsberg prison Hitler pens Mein Kampf .

His rambling, ranting book explains his political philosophy and views on society.

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Hitler accepts the position of Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933.

The nazi’s celebrate their victory with a torch light parade.

Hitler watches from a balcony.

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Only weeks after taking power, Hitler examines the rubble left after the Reichstag - the German capitol building - burned to the ground.

Communists were blamed and punished with imprisonment and executions.

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Soon after the Reichstag fire Hitler was installed as Dictator of Germany. There was now virtually no stopping the Nazi rise to superpower status.

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Glorifying the martial spirit and Aryan perfection

while demonizing Judaism were staples of Nazi propaganda.

Josef Goebbels - Hitler’s chief propaganda minister

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