Presentation on theme: "Chose a World Leader Candidate A: Associates with crooked Politicians and consults with astrologers. He’s had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and."— Presentation transcript:
Chose a World Leader Candidate A: Associates with crooked Politicians and consults with astrologers. He’s had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8-10 martinis a day. Candidate B: He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening. Candidate C: He’s a decorated war hero. He’s a vegetarian who doesn’t smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn’t had any extramarital affairs. Consider the following information. This is all you know about the candidates. (Notice, you are given nothing about their political ideas.) If you think you know who any of these candidates rally are DO NOT SAY ANYTHING!
FDR (A) and Winston Churchill (B)
Adolph Hitler Adolph Hitler would lead Germany into the most disastrous defeat suffered by any nation in history. Responsible for the deaths of over 60 million souls Adolph Hitler must be considered one of the greatest blights on humanity. His dream of a thousand year Reich would end after only 12 short, miserable years.
Benito Mussolini Il Duce Mussolini ruled Italy with an iron fist. Seeking to return Italy to the former glory of the Roman Empire he only managed to involve it in global conflict. Mussolini allied himself with Germany only after it seemed that Germany would win the early rounds of WWII. A brash bully and a pompous "show dictator " he would, in the end, be hunted down by Italian partisans and hung upside down like a side of beef.
Hideki Tojo Hideki Tojo, known as the "Japanese Warlord Tojo" was a passionate supporter of Nazi Germany and believed in pre- emptive strikes against China, Russia, and the United States. Tojo became the prime minister of Japan, the minister of war, home minister, foreign minister and whatever else struck his fancy. His dreams of a pan-Asian empire headed by Japan would abruptly end at the end of a hangman's noose in 1948.
Totalitarianism 5/8/2015 Fascist Italy Benito Mussolini Extreme nationalism Militaristic expansionism Charismatic leader Private property with strong government controls Anti-Communist Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler Extreme nationalism and racism Militaristic expansionism Strong leader Private property with strong government controls Anti-Communist Communist Soviet Union Joseph Stalin Worldwide spread of Communism Revolution by workers Eventual rule by working class State ownership of property
Aggression What lands did Mussolini take? What lands didTojo take? What lands did Hitler take? Who thought Hitler could be appeased?