Essay on What Conditions Allow For Fascist Leaders And Take Control?

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Case Study Question #1:What Conditions allow for fascist leaders to take control?

The economic depression in Germany at 1920 allowed the rise of fascist leaders because they blamed the Jewish minorities for causing the failure of Germany after World War I. After World War I the Allied Powers forced Germany to sign the Treaty of Versailles and one of their biggest consequences were to pay reparations for the damages of the war which caused Germany to be over 30 billion dollars in debt. From there Germany was left empty, starvation was an impact from the poverty of Germany. As production levels fell, German workers were laid off. Along with this, banks failed throughout Germany. Savings accounts, the result of years of hard work,Inflation soon followed making it hard for families to purchase expensive necessities with devalued money. Hitler would then use the Germany’s Great Depression to become a leader.The German people were tired of the political haggling in Berlin. They were tired of misery, tired of suffering, tired of weakness. They were willing to follow anyone who gave them a sense of hope. After Hitler gained the Germans people votes, Hitler started to use Anti-Semitic propaganda to even further his control over Germany. Anti-Semitism is being hostile or prejudiced against Jews. This allowed Hitler to indoctrinate the people in Germany and blame the Jewish people for the Germany’s depression. In Hitler’s Mein Kampf, Hitler talks about how Karl Marx’s idea of…

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