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European dictatorships, 1918-1945

Author: Stephen J Lee
Publisher: London ; ANew York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Over half Europe's states were dictatorships between World War I and II, this book looks at why and how this happened, providing an invaluable introduction to the tumultuous events of early twentieth  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Lee
ISBN: 0415230454 9780415230452 0415230462 9780415230469
OCLC Number: 42960844
Description: viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: the sixteen dictatorships, 1918-1945 --
The setting for dictatorship --
The period before 1914 --
The impact of the First World War --
The peace settlement and its significance --
The crisis of democracy --
Dictatorship as an alternative --
The economic catalyst --
Dictatorship in Russia --
Lenin's regime, 1917-24 --
The succession, 1924-9 --
Stalin's rule to 1941 --
Soviet foreign policy, 1918-41 --
The Great Fatherland War, 1941-5 --
1945-53: mature dictatorship? --
Reflections on Stalin's dictatorship --
Dictatorship in Italy --
The rise of Mussolini to 1922: an outline --
The rise of Mussolini to 1922: an explanation --
Mussolini's dictatorship, 1922-43 --
Mussolini's foreign policy, 1922-40 --
War and collapse, 1940-5 --
The Italian social republic, 1943-5: a return to the beginning? --
Dictatorship in Germany --
The Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler, 1918-33 --
Explanations of the rise of Hitler --
The third Reich, 1933-45 --
German foreign policy, 1919-39 --
Germany at war, 1939-45 --
Dictatorship elsewhere --
Dictatorship in Portugal and Spain --
Dictatorship in central and eastern Europe --
Dictatorship in the Balkans --
Puppet dictatorships from democracies --
Dictatorships compared --
Totalitarian and authoritarian dictatorships --
The ideological basis of dictatorship --
The political structure of dictatorship --
The state, society and individual --
The economies of the dictatorships --
Postscript: Europe since 1945 --
1945-89 --
Since 1989.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Lee.
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