Stalin’s Totalitarian State. Lenin had set up a communist gov’t in the Soviet Union He dies in 1924 & Joseph Stalin gains power Stalin ruled as a totalitarian dictator. USSR : Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Totalitarian state: a single party controls the gov’t and every aspect of people’s lives. Citizens must obey the gov’t without question. Criticism of the gov’t is severely punished
Example: Stalin ordered peasants to hand over land to gov’t-run farms. He tortured political enemies.
Communist support = working classes
Fascists support = business leaders/ wealthy
Many fascist leaders ARE under a totalitarian gov’t.. They can/ do overlap!
Anyone know why dictators saluted like this?
Ancient Roman fascists saluted this way… Italians & Germans picked it up in the 20s & in 1933 it was directly linked with the Nazi party. Since WW2 it’s a criminal offense to use it in Germany & Austria. It is looked down upon in Italy too.
What a scary dude!