Crisis of Democracy in the West. The Western Democracies A Culture in Conflict Fascism in Italy and Germany. The Western Democracies. Postwar Issues 3 Democracies appeared powerful after WWI Great Britain, France and the United States The Treaty of Versailles was hoped to encourage others
The Western Democracies
A Culture in Conflict
Fascism in Italy and Germany
AN AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT (many forms)
*glorify action, violence, discipline and blind loyalty to the state
*believed democracy led to corruption and weakness
* Militarism, Suppression of Opposition, Ultranationalism, &
Aggressive Foreign Policy are markers of FASCISM
“The Nazis came first for the Communists. But I wasn’t a Communist, so I didn’t speak up. Then they came for the Jews, but I wasn’t a Jew so I didn’t speak up. . . Then they came for the Catholics, but I was a Protestant so I didn’t speak up.
Then they came for me. By that time, there was no one left to speak up.”
Martin Niemoller, Time Mag.