Totalitarianism. a.k.a., The Rise of Dictators after World War I. A. The Lost Generation. but also to the living who survived the war but were still lost . The name given to the young people who came of age during World War I. It referred not just to the dead, .
a.k.a., The Rise of Dictators after World War I
but also to the living who survived the war but were still lost.
The name given to the young people who came of age during World War I.
It referred not just to the dead,
The living suffered from a loss of faith in many traditional things:
In Italy, Germany and Russia, several factors contributed to the rise of charismatic dictators:
1) Loss of faith.
2) Economic destruction.
3) Dissatisfaction with the Treaty of Versailles.
Suffering, angry people were vulnerable to the promises and rants of those who wanted power.
Having lost faith in traditional institutions, they were hungry for something new to believe in.
All other parties outlawed.
No competitive elections.
Hardship demands unity.
2) All-powerful leader
No individual rights
A luxury we can’t afford.
Causes disunity; stops progress.
Focus is on obedience & sacrifice for the good of the whole.
Use of propaganda
Govt controls all media outlets.
“Big Lie” technique.
Akin to brainwashing.
Use of violence
Opposition is swiftly silenced.
People are scared into submission.
Controls word of mouth.
Promise of an ideal society
Utopia in exchange for sacrifice.
“Carrot & stick” approach.
Offers hope to suffering, vulnerable people.
Provide angry people with a common enemy.
Quickest way to build unity.
Allows the many to put blame on the few.