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Stalin’s Totalitarian State - Lenin had set up a communist gov’t in the _____________________ - He dies in 1924 & Joseph Stalin gains power & ruled as a totalitarian dictator

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Intro to ww2

  • Stalin’s Totalitarian State

  • - Lenin had set up a communist gov’t in the _____________________

  • - He dies in 1924 & Joseph Stalin gains power & ruled as a totalitarian dictator

  • - ____________________________________: a single party controls the gov’t and every aspect of people’s lives. Citizens must obey the gov’t without ____________. ____________________________of the gov’t is severely punished

  • - Examples: Stalin ordered peasants to hand over land to gov’t-run farms. He __________________ political enemies.

  • Fascist Italy

  • - Totalitarian leaders also came to power in ____________& ________________

  • - These dictators were Fascists

  • - _______________________: political system that is rooted in militarism, extreme nationalism & blind loyalty to the state

  • Communists support = _________________

  • Fascists support = ________________________

Intro to WW2

  • Mussolini

    • - In 1922 Benito Mussolini & his Fascist party seized power in _________________

    • - Many Italians were annoyed that the Versailles Treaty (ending _______) did NOT grant Italy territories it wanted

    • - Italy’s economy was unstable & there was fear growing of a ___________________________________

    • - Mussolini outlawed all political parties except his own once he was in power

    • - Controlled the press & banned criticism of the gov’t

    • - Critics were _________________________________

    • - School children recited, “____________________________________!”

  • Conquering Ethiopia

  • 1930s Mussolini used foreign conquest to distract Italians from economic problems

  • He promised Italians he would restore the “greatness of Rome” & embarked on a program of military aggression

  • __________________________: warlike act by one country against another without just cause

  • Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935 & conquered them (_________________________________________)

  • Nazi Germany

  • - Adolf Hitler brought the National Socialist German Workers’ Party to power

  • - Nazis: ____________________________________________________________________

  • - Germans resented the treaty of Versailles as it blamed ____________________for WW1 & left them with heavy costs


Good ol euro map 1919 1929 to keep handy
Good Ol’ Euro Map 1919-1929 to Keep Handy!


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