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Rise of totalitarianism

  • Bolshevik Takeover

    Bolshevik Takeover
    The Provisional Government was in complete collapse in 1917. During that time the Bolshevik party, had built up an efficient party organisation, a brilliant propaganda machine, and a powerful private army (the Red Guards). So when Lenin moved to take over, the government was unable to stop hiim. They convinced the poeple that they were the peoples government so that they would join their side.
  • Mussolini Creates Fascist Party

    Mussolini Creates Fascist Party
    An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
  • Rematirializing Rhineland

    Rematirializing Rhineland
    Hitler was not allowed to give any weapons in the Rhineland but to show the Germans that he had power he went again the Treaty of Versallies and gave them weapons.
  • Hitler joins NSDAP

    Hitler joins NSDAP
    The German Army was worried that it was a left-wing revolutionary group and sent Adolf Hitler, one of its education officers, to spy on the organization. Hitler discovered that the party's political ideas were similar to his own. He approved of Drexler's German nationalism and anti-Semitism but was unimpressed with the way the party was organized.
  • Russian Civil War

    Russian Civil War
    A conflict where the Red Army successfully defended the newly formed Bolshevik government against various Russian and interventionist anti-Bolshevik armies.
  • March On Rome

    March On Rome
    Insurrection that brought Benito Mussolini to power in Italy. Social discontent gave Fascist Party leaders the opportunity to take control of the Italian government. Assisted by the armed squads known as Blackshirts, they planned to march on Rome and force King Victor Emmanuel III to call on Mussolini to form a government. Since the king was unwilling to use the Italian army to defend Rome, the government capitulated to the Fascists' demand
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    Unsuccessful attempt by Adolf Hitler to start an insurrection in Germany against the Weimar Republic.
  • N.E.P

    was introduced to replace the failed policy of War Communism. The NEP advanced with almost a capitalist approach to economic growth.
  • Lenin's death

    Lenin's death
    He suffered the second stroke that partly paralyzed his right side, he then withdrew from active politics. In March 1923, he suffered the third stroke that rendered him mute and bed-ridden until his death.
  • Writing of Mein Kampf

    Writing of Mein Kampf
    A book written by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology.
  • Collectivization

    The goal of this policy was to consolidate individual land and labour into collective farms.
  • Five year Plan

    Five year Plan
    ist of economic goals that was designed to strengthen the country's economy
  • Invasion of Manchuri

    Invasion of Manchuri
    Manchuria was invaded by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan immediately following the Mukden Incident.
  • Nazi Wins Majority in Election

    Nazi Wins Majority in Election
    The Nazis registered a large increase in votes again emerging as the largest party by far, nevertheless they failed to obtain absolute majority. Thanks to the success in the poll, the party leader Chancellor Adolf Hitler on March 23 was able to pass the Enabling Act, which effectively gave him the power of a dictator.
  • Hitler becomes Cahncellor

    Hitler becomes Cahncellor
    On 30 January 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor. The supposed thousand year Reich had started.
  • Invasion of Ethiopia

    Invasion of Ethiopia
    Italy had previously lost a war against Ethiopia and when Mussolini because the dictator he was ready and willing to win the battle that he had lost previously.
  • Great Purges

    Great Purges
    The Great Purge was a series of campaigns of political repression and persecution in the Soviet Union orchestrated by Joseph Stalin
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    The Nanjing massacre, which is also called the Rape of Nanjing, is one of the most notorious episodes of Japan's invasion and occupation of China
  • Munich Conference

    Munich Conference
    Adolf Hitler had demanded the possession of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain tried to talk him out of it. When Hitler would not back down, and even extended his demands, Chamberlain decided to follow a policy of "appeasement" and gave in to Hitler on this issue, in the hope that Hitler would not make any more demands.
  • Nazi Soviet- Non Agression Pact

    Nazi Soviet- Non Agression Pact
    A treaty made by Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939 that opened the way for both nations to invade Poland.
  • Anscaluss

    as the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany.
  • Signing of Berlin, Rome, Tokyo Axis

    Signing of Berlin, Rome, Tokyo Axis
    Rome, Berlin, and Tokyo were the capitals of the three main Axis powers in the Second World War. The War wa to oppose Great Britain in WWII.
  • Taking of Sudetenland

    Taking of Sudetenland
    Until Adolf Hitler came to power most Sudenten Germans were content to remain in Czechoslovakia but in 1935 a Sudten-German Party, financed from within Nazi Germany, began to complain that the Czech-dominated government discriminated against them. German's who had lost their jobs in the depression began to argue that they might be better off under Hitler.