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1 Rise of Mussolini & Hitler Mr. Koch US History B Forest Lake High School

2 Benito Mussolini Il Duce (“the leader”) Il Duce (“the leader”) Organized revolutionary Organized revolutionary Fascist party –WWI vet – dissatisfied with results of peace agreement

3 Benito Mussolini “Blackshirts” – his thugs “Blackshirts” – his thugs that would terrorize opposition  Established dictatorship –claimed needed efficiency/order All emphasis on good of nation (over individual) All emphasis on good of nation (over individual)

4 Adolf Hitler Der Fürer (“the leader”) Der Fürer (“the leader”) Also a WWI vet – unhappy Also a WWI vet – unhappy with outcome and peace agreement Helped build National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) Helped build National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis)

5 Adolf Hitler Tried to overthrow govt. in 1923 Tried to overthrow govt. in 1923  Failed, imprisoned –Wrote Mein Kampf (“My struggle”)  Explained his views/plans –Strengthen military –Expand borders –“purify” Aryan race  Promised to change unemployment, inflation, debt

6 Adolf Hitler Jan – Nazis largest party Jan – Nazis largest party in Reichstag (parliament) –As Chancellor:  Silenced opposition  Suspended civil liberties  Got Reichstag to give him dictatorial powers


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