They beat Austria, France and Russia, then carved up Poland, and later through the way of Prussian dynasty war to completed the unification of the German Empire. The influence of the dynasty war and the Prussian militarism has cast a shadow over the future of German Fascism. On the economic side, the outbreak of the world financial crisis promoted the development and expansion of the German fascists.
The Munich Putsch was an important political and military event in Germany as it helped the Nazi’s rise to power. It was the trigger that made Hitler’s consolidation of power in Germany occur, the Putsch and Hitler’s subsequent trial turned him into a national figure. After prison, Hitler worked to rebuild the Nazi Party and gain power via legal political methods, such as the Nazis trying to win over the classes in Germany, by projecting different messages in 1924. "Instead of working to achieve power by an armed coup we shall have to hold our noses and enter the Reichstag against the Catholic and Marxist deputies. If outvoting them takes longer than outshooting them, at least the results will be guaranteed by their own Constitution!
Fascism under Mussolini and Nazism under Hitler started to rise in Europe during the interwar periods. Both totalitarian governments brought great impact to their nations and international peace, which eventually led to the outbreak of WWII. The German economy suffered severe setbacks after the end of World War I, partly because of reparations payments required under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. The government printed money to make the payments and to repay the country's war debt; the resulting hyperinflation led to inflated prices for consumer goods, economic chaos, and food riots. When the government failed to make the reparations payments in January 1923, French troops occupied German industrial areas along the Ruhr.
Persecution is the elimination of a certain religious, ethnic, or political group to strengthen the government's power. Often times the government uses the tactic of scapegoating, or blaming a group for the country's flaws, to achieve this (Key Traits of Totalitarianism Handout). Hitler blamed the Jewish people for Germany’s loss in World War 1. The Jews were used as scapegoats to reduce the humiliation of the Germans for losing the war. Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1).
His aim was to take control of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. The Sudetenland was home to over 3 million Germans who had been separated during the Treaty of Versailles. Hitler’s demand that the Sudetenland be returned to German control greatly contributed to the outbreak of World War 2. Czechoslovakia was in an alliance with France which meant that if Hitler invaded, the French would enter the war. Chamberlain feared that this would lead to the outbreak of a Second World War and so he met Hitler on two different occasions to try and persuade him to rethink his plot.
Evaluate the role of the economy and propaganda in Hitler's maintenance of power Seungchan Yang After Hitler took a power in Germany, he managed to consolidate his power using his economy policy, gathered destitute Germans together, but also using the propaganda, increasing the support towards him. This increasing mass of supports towards him due to his policy that had increased the employment in a tremendous amount and the use of propaganda that had spread his belief and convinced Germans. However, despite these successful economic policy, the fund raised was purely concentrated on rearmament and still the autarky was not achieved, and his economy policy was just for the violation of Treaty of Versailles. Still, Hitler’s decisions in
As World War Two was coming to an end, the United States shocked the world with the power of science. Two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan giving a great moral boost to the Americans and the Allies, while also bringing a lot of threat to the outside world. As the countries felt vulnerable to the might of the bomb, the Soviet Union found itself in a hard situation of trying to assert itself as a superpower while also recovering from the war. As Stalin slowly came to power, he gradually became more and more controlling and finally became a dictator. Watching the USSR’s gradual climb to power, the U.S. found it important as the police of the world to keep the USSR in check.
States never can be sure of their survival and that push them to Military Alliances. As Hellmann mentioned in his paper ‘a common threat thus provides the incentive for joining an alliance. Without a common adversary allied states cannot be sure that alliance commitments will be kept’ (Hellmann. 2010). Nevertheless, ‘we have chosen this path knowing that the future is inherently unpredictable but realizing at the same time that in shaping this future practitioners and scientists base their judgement on an intuitive understanding of the underlying forces of history’ (Hellmann.
The Holocaust: The Persecution of the Jews On January 30, 1933 – May 8, 1945, Due to the Nazi 's need to demonstrate their "God-like power". The holocaust is known as one of the most gruesome parts about World War II, the reason for that is because of the Nazi 's, only seeing the Jews as parasites needing to be exterminated, due to their racist and anti-Semitic ideology. On January 30, 1933, Hitler assumed power as chancellor of Germany. He presided over a cabinet in which Nazi minister was still in the minority. On February 27, 1933, Reichstag building was set on fire, it housed to the German parliament.
Tim Dunne’s article laid out the emergence and the very core and context of the English School of international relations theory. It discusses the main proponents of this school of thought and gave an extensive discussion of international society and how this is fundamental in our understanding of contemporary world politics. The English School of international relations conceptualized the central idea of society of states at the international level. This theory does not complete reject realism and its concept that international system is characterized only by anarchy, but instead, it provides an argument that while anarchy exist, there can still be cooperation among states. Ergo, the international society of states.