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Ch 20: AP European History: The Rise of Fascism

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Watch online history lessons and learn about the rise of Hitler and Mussolini, dictatorial states, the Spanish Civil War and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP European History exam prep course.

AP European History: The Rise of Fascism - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Instructors teaching this chapter can help you examine the spread of fascist political systems as Europe struggled to recover from World War I and the Great Depression. Video lessons can also show you how international tensions created by dictators, like Hitler and Mussolini, would lead to World War II. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the characteristics of fascism
  • Identify factors leading to the fall of Western democracies
  • Explain the rise of fascism in Europe
  • Detail outcomes of the Spanish Civil War

Video Objectives
Fascism: Characteristics, History & Rise Outline the characteristics of fascism, and provide a short history of its rise in Western society.
The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism Trace Mussolini's rise to power in Italy, and describe his installation of a fascist-corporatist state.
German Fascism Under Hitler Discuss fascism in Germany under Hitler's dictatorship.
The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments Explain the fall of democracies in several Western states. Examine the fascist and dictatorial states that replaced them.
The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers Follow the breakdown of republican rule in Spain and study the support (or lack thereof) given to nationalist and socialist parties by outside nations.

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