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  • Chapter 24 section 2 Power PointThe Rise of Dictatorial Regimes

  • BIG IDEADemocracy was under threat in Europe. France and Great Britain remained democratic, but new kinds of dictatorships began to emerge in Italy, France, and Spain. Fascism in Italy, Totalitarianism in Russia, and Authoritarian in Spain.

  • Rise of DictatorsBy 1939, only 2 democracys prevailed in EuropeA Totalitarian regime was a new type of government with the goal of controlling the following:Political, Social, Economic, Intellectual, and Cultural aspects of the peoples minds

  • Totalitarian GoalsThey wanted to conquer the minds and hearts of their people. Mass propaganda and high speed modern communication was used to achieve this.The masses (people) were expected to be actively involved in achieving state goals.This could include war, a socialist state, or a thousand year empire. (This was Hitlers goal)

  • Fascism in ItalyFascism grew out of unrest in ItalyItaly also suffered from the great depression, and inflation soaredWorkers in agriculture and industry both led massive strikes.The middle class of Italy feared the unrest, and a communist takeover even more. What reasons would they be fearful of this?

  • Benito MussoliniIn the early 1920s he set up Europe's first Fascist state.Fascism glorifies the state above the individual. Emphasizes the need for a strong central government with a dictorial rulerThe government also stifles all opposition

  • How was Mussolini able to gain power? The middle class was fearful of a communist takeover like in RussiaAlso a fear of the general disorder in ItalyThese factors made the fascists attractiveHe used Nationalistic views. Many Italians were angry that they didnt gain more territory after WWI. King Victor Emanuel made Mussolini the new prime minister

  • New rules under MussoliniGovernment could stop any publications against the church or monarchyMussolini could make any laws just by decreePolice had unrestricted authorityAll political parties were outlawed!OVRA was the secret policeBy 1926 Mussolini was name Il Duce- The Leader.

  • Fascist State: How was power held? OVRA watched citizens political activity and enforced government policyControlled mass media and used propaganda. Most was simple like this: Mussolini is always right! Goal was to create a new nation of Italians

  • Young ItaliansApproximately 66% of all 8-18 year olds were members of Fascist youth groupsThese programs were designed to turn all Italians into fascists. These programs were not very successfulMany lifestyles of Italians stayed the sameThe power structure in Italy also remained in place.Vatican city was given to the Catholic church

  • A New Era in the U.S.S.R. War communism was the new economic policy implemented by Lenin. Government controlled most industriesSeized grain from peasants for the armyPeasants responded by hoarding the foodThis, coupled with drought led to a famine between the years 1929 and 1923 where over 5 million people died!By 1921, Russias industrial input was only 20% of its 1913 level. Russia was in BIG trouble!

  • Lenins New Economic PolicyStarting in March of 1921, Lenin began pulling Russia back out of the abyssHe abandons war communism for the NEP, or New Economic PolicyAllowed more capitalist economic policyPeasants could sell their products openlyBusinesses with 20 or fewer employees could be owned privatelyLarger industries were still government owned.Russia sees a much improved economy as a result of the NEP

  • The Soviet UnionIn 1922, Russia officially becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or U.S.S.R. Also the Soviet Union for shortThe NEP had saved the nation from chaos, but was only a temporary solution. The true goals of communism would soon return.

  • IndustrializationLenin dies in 1924. What happens next? Power struggle in the politburos 7 membersOne group led by Leon Trotsky wanted to end the NEP, industrialize the nation, and spread communism around the world. Another group representing the people wanted to keep the NEP, did not want to spread communism. Instead they wanted to focus on building a socialist state. They believed industrialization would hurt the peasants.

  • Rise of StalinLeon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin were rivals within the same group.Trotsky- War commissar ( he ran the army) Stalin- Party general secretary (he appointed regional, district, city and town officials all over the Soviet Union) Which of the two above positions do you think held more power? Why?

  • Trotsky/Lenin

  • Rise of StalinStalin ends up gaining support around the country from the thousands of appointees he made from his positionHe takes power and establishes a dictatorshipTrotsky escapes to Mexico where he is murdered. Many believe it was ordered by Stalin

  • Stalins Early Impact The beginning of Stalins reign was the beginning of an economic, social, and political revolution, that was larger than the revolutions of 1917. Why? He ended the NEPChanged the country from agrarian to industrial over nightEliminated all of those who opposed him

  • 5 year plansHe instituted 5 year plansThese were economic goals for 5 year incrementsThe industrial change was focused on building military products and capital goods such as heavy machines for factories. During this first 5 year period production of heavy machinery increased 4 times, oil production doubled, and steel production grew from 4 to 18 million tons.

  • Cost of Stalins ProgramsThe costs of Stalins programs were enormousBetween 1932 and 1940, the labor force increased by several million, yet investment in housing declinedLiving conditions in cities were terribleWages actually decreased by 43 % !Laws limited human movement. If you had a job, the government told you where you lived and if and when you could travel.

  • CollectivizationCollectivization was a system where the government eliminated all private farms. Instead the government owned them and the peasants worked on them. Over 10 million peasant households were collectivized Peasants began hoarding food and killing livestock. The resulting famine killed 10 million people between 1932 and 1933.

  • Result of famine in the Ukraine.

  • Reign of TerrorAnyone who opposed Stalins plans were sent to prison camps in Siberia, or just simply killed. This period was known as the reign of terror. Bolsheviks, Army officers, Diplomats, Union officials, and intellectuals were sought out. 8 million individuals were arrested and send to Siberian labor camps. None of them ever returned.

  • Authoritarian States (difference with totalitarian) Totalitarian- Government controls ALL aspects of its citizens lives.Authoritarian- Adopted some aspects of the totalitarian regimes, such as police powers, yet they did not want to create a new kind of mass society. Instead they wanted to preserve the existing social order.

  • Eastern EuropeAfter World War I, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia all formed democracies.Soon thereafter they were all replaced with authoritative regimes.

    Why did this happen?

  • Reasons for Democracys Failure in the EastMostly a rural and agrarian regionMost people were illiterate No history of democracy in this regionLarge land owners dominated most of the land and they feared peasantsEthnic conflict was also a problem in this region. Because of these reasons, landowners, churches, and some middle class citizens looked to authoritative regimes for protection and stability.

  • Spain

    After 1931, the second republic began falling apart. Rivalries between political parties and personal rivalries between their leaders tore the nation apart.

  • Francisco Franco

    This man rose to power in the military Became the youngest General in EuropeWhen chaos erupted in the country, his army clashed with the republics government (democratic) This led to a long and brutal civil war

  • Spanish Civil War Foreign intervention complicated this war Italy and Germany helped Franco Sent weapons, money, and soldiersHitler used the Spanish civil war as a testing ground for his new Air ForceThe city of Guernica was destroyed Pablo Picasso portrayed the devastation in his famous painting, In Guernica

  • In Guernica

  • Spanish Republican Gov.The Spanish government who was fighting Franco, received aid from over 40,000 foreign volunteers.The Soviet Union sent trucks, planes, tanks, and military advisers. This was not enough to help them defeat Franco.Franco captured Madrid in 1939, ending the war.

  • Franco as Leader of Spain He establishes a dictatorshipHis government favored large landowners, business people, and the Catholic clergy.His government did not try to control every aspect of his peoples lives however. Sothis was not a totalitarian regime, but a ________________. Whats the answer?