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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
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