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How were Fascist dictators able to rise to power in Italy, Germany, and the Soviet...

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daphne00 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted March 16, 2012 at 7:02 AM via web

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How were Fascist dictators able to rise to power in Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union following WWI and helping to cause WWII?

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 16, 2012 at 7:08 AM (Answer #1)

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First of all, let us note that Stalin is not considered to have been a fascist dictator.  He was a communist dictator.  However, the same general sorts of factors led to his rise to power as well.

In all of these cases, dictators were able to rise because of chaos and unrest of one sort or another.  In the USSR and Germany, there was unrest because of the poor performances put on by the previous governments during the war.  In all three countries, there was unrest because of economic conditions.  In Russia, this had to do with the general backwardness of the economy and the oppression of the poor.  In Germany, it was because of war reparations.  In Italy, it was because of worker strikes.

In all cases, then, the dictators were able to rise because of chaotic times in their countries.

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forevercatholic | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 16, 2012 at 11:05 AM (Answer #2)

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My answer is that these countries secretly help each othe after the war the help each other to grew their economic and boost their military. They devoted all their resources to maximize their military at about 40 years.They dont led media to discover their doings or else the world will know.
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forevercatholic | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM (Answer #3)

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My answer is that these countries secretly help each othe after the war they help each other to grew their economic and boost their military. They devoted all their resources to maximize their military at about 40 years.They dont led media to discover their doings or else the world will know.Remember that Russia gave up chunks of land so that war will end between Germany.Germany used that land and benefitted that land.

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