2 Dictators at WarDemocracytotalitarianismDuring the 1920’s many nations moved toward freedom and democracy.Some nations took a different direction and moved toward repressive dictatorships and totalitarianism governments.Totalitarian governmentsis a theory of government in which a single party or leader controls the economic, social, and cultural lives of its people.The Soviet Union and Italy were two countries that adopted repressive governments.
3 Repression in the Soviet Union and Italy USSRSTALIN ContinuedIn 1924, Lenin died and Joseph Stalin took over as the leader in USSR.Stalin means “Man of Steel” in RussiaCruel and RuthlessHe wanted to transform the USSR into an “industrial power” and “state run collective farms.”The “State ran industrial power” led to 10 million deaths of his own people.Stalin used fear, propaganda and terror to control his peopleIt is believed that he used the Red Army to imprison and kill up to 10 million additional people.
5 Italy and Dictatorship Mussolini in ItalyMussolini ContinuedBenito Mussolini formed the Fascist Party which was a right winged organization that trumped nationalism and promised to make Italy great again.The followers of Mussolini were known as the Black Shirts.Mussolini took control over the government and the army within a few years.He outlawed political parties.He took over the press.He created the secret police.He organized youth groups that he could use to indoctrinate the young.
6 DICTATORSHIPStotalitarianismCharacteristics of TotalitarianismA theory of government in which a party or leader controls the economic, social and cultural lives of people.Single party dictatorship controls every aspect of lifeStrong, charismatic leaderState ran economyUse of police and spies to enforce terrorGovernment control of the mediaUse of schools and youth to spread ideologyStrict censorship of artist
7 Aggressive leaders in Germany and Japan HitlerGermany was weakened by the worldwide effects of the Great Depression.Adolf Hitler started the Nazi Party. He wrote a book called Mein Kampf which means “ My Struggles.” In his book he stated the reasons he felt that Germany had problems.Hitler criticized the ideologies but his sharpest assaults were against the communist and the Jews.He spread pseudo-scientific theories of a master race that targeted the Jews for future violence.Hitler was the symbol of a totalitaranian regime.
8 Aggressive Leaders in Germany HitlerHitler in late 1930’sHe used the secret police to crush all opposition.He ran a state controlled press-propaganda.The state controlled press praised/worshipped Hitler’s accomplishments.He had a state controlled educational system to indoctrinate the youth.He violates the Versailles Treaty that ended World War I and starts rearmament or rebuilding the military.His economic policies and public works projects ended the Great Depression in Germany.
9 Militarist in JapanJapanJapanDuring the 1920’s Japan increased the freedoms and democracy. The Japanese government reduced the size of the military.Japan passed laws giving all men the right to vote.Japan legalized trade unions.Japan allowed diverse political parties to develop.Japan did not become a totalitarianism state. Japan continued as a constitutional monarchy.
11 JAPAN Japans power shifted and turn toward military control. Japan expands empireWeaknesses of League of NationsJapans power shifted and turn toward military control.Japan started a period of military expansion.Japan moved to control Chinese railroads.Japanese were violent killing over 200,000 and burning city “Rape of Nanking.”America refused to join.League had no standing army and no real power.Aggressive nations challenged the League and it was short on action.
12 Hitler and Mussolini threaten peace Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles and increased the size of the army and navy. He spoke to the German people about needing “living space.”In 1935 he reclaimed the Saar a region the French controlled. The League did nothing.1935 Mussolini lead Italy to invade Ethiopia, an independent country in east Africa. Emperor Haile Selessie appealed to the League and they did almost nothing. Ethiopia fell to Italy.Spain was in a civil war. Both Hitler and Mussolini sent aid to the nationalist.The USSR sent aid to the republican side.
13 Aggression goes unchecked Appeasement PolicyHitler & AggressionWhy did Britain allow appeasement?WWI had been horrific.Many countries, including USA and FDR, did not take hard stance against German aggression.Hitler takes Sudetenland. Britain and France appease Germany.Appeasement under Munich Pact only postponed the war 11 months.Munich Pact Hitler would take part of Czechoslovakia but not all of it. He was ended his aggression. This was not an effective pact.
15 FROM ISOLATION TO INVOLVMENT ROOSEVELT OPPOSES AGGRESSIONFDR criticized Japanese Aggression.The Rape of Nanking and the killing of 3 navy sailerPanay Incident…ships sunk.FDR made a statement on Japan “reign of terror and uAt the beginning of the war, the majority of Americans were in position the war. Many Americans were not over World War I and thought it was an expensive mistake.
16 American neutrality and isolation Neutrality Act of 1939TriParte Pact 1940The Neutrality Act of 1939 contained a cash-n-carry policy . FDR had been selling items to democracies in Europe but also sold to belligerent nations if they paid cash and carried their items purchased on their own ships.FDR was pro-Allies.The Triparte Act was an alliance signed in September 1940 between Germany, Italy and Japan. This caused Congress to pass the Selective Service Act which provided the military with 1.2 million troops and 800,000 reserve troops.
18 America moves from Isolation Lend-Lease ActThe Atlantic ChartAmerica passed the Lend Lease Act was passed and authorized FDR to sell, transfer title to, exchange, lease, lend or otherwise to dispose of any such government that was a threat to the defense of the USA.German u-boatsUSS Rubuen JamesUSS GreerUSS KearneyFDR gave a speech called the Four Freedoms.Freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear.
20 THE IRON FISTA shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory…an iron curtainhas descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe.— Winston ChurchillIn the quotation above, Winston Churchill described the —A economic problems facing Europe following World War II.B need to rebuild the defensive fortifications of pre-World War II Europe.C forced separation of Europe into communist and democratic nations.D collapse of organized government in communist-controlled areas in Europe.