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Rise of Totalitarianism

  • Bolshevik Takeover

    Bolshevik Takeover
    Overturned the provisional government and established the Soviet Union
  • Russian Civil War beginning

    Russian Civil War beginning
    The Bolsheviks abandoned their political position in January of 1918 and declared themselves as representatives of a dictatorship of the proletariat.
  • Hitler joins NSDAP

    Hitler joins NSDAP
    In 1919 Hitler joined the German Workers Party, a year later they changed the name to NSDAP and in 1921 Hitler became the leader of the group and adopted the ideas of anti-semitism along with with the swastika emblem.
  • Beer Hall "Putsch"

    Beer Hall "Putsch"
    Hitler decided to get his private army to surround a beer hall in Munich and gun down the people in the meeting while his soldiers shouted "heil Hitler". He then declared himself as the new ruler of Germany.
  • Lenins Death

    Lenins Death
    He died from a stroke.
    Shortly after Lenin's death Joseph Stalin took over.
  • Mein Kampf

    Mein Kampf
    A book Hitler wrote while he was in jail for fuve years for committing the beer hall crime. This book is basically his biography and describes why he is the way he is and where his opinions came from.
  • Creation of the 5 year plan

    Creation of the 5 year plan
    This idea was introduced by Stalin; The 5 year plan concentrated on the development of iron and steel, machine-tools, electric power and transport. Joseph Stalin set the workers high targets. He demanded an increase in coal production, iron production and in electric power. He justified these demands by claiming that if rapid industrialization did not take place, the Soviet Union would not be able to defend itself against an invasion from capitalist countries in the west.
  • Collectivization of Agriculture

    Collectivization of Agriculture
    Communist officials collected crops from farmers and peasants, and took everything they could get. The farmers then started burning crops and growing less, because they rather did that than send their crops (for free) to communist officials. This cause shortage in food and this meant famine!
  • Invasion on Manchuria

    Invasion on Manchuria
    Japanese Kwangtung army attacked the Chinese troops in Manchuria; Japan was taking over the province to show their superiority. This is one of the causes for WWII
  • Hitler as Chancellor

    Hitler as Chancellor
    With this power Hitler was able to use the Reichstag fire, he blamed the communist, as an excuse to bully and harass the riechstag in to passing the Enabling Act on March 23, 1933. This act allowed Hitler to any anything that he wants to protect Germany.
  • Remilitarization of Rhineland

    Remilitarization of Rhineland
    Hitler convinced France and Britain to allow him to build a military; Remilitarization of the Rhineland was forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles.
  • "Great Purge"

    "Great Purge"
    The goal of the "Great Purge" was to wipe away all of Stalin's real and imaginery emenies. He wanted to remove all other parties that opposed the Soviet Union
  • Rape of Nanking

    Rape of Nanking
    A gendercide against the Chinese committed by the Japanese; many people were killed after being gang raped and beaten to death. Thousands were brutally injured and traumatized. This was abother way the Japanese were attempting to show their superiority over the Chinese
  • Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact

    Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact
    A pact that would prevenGermany from fighting a two-front war again.
    Hitler created this pact because he didn't want Germany to make the same mistake it did in WWI