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European History: The Rise of Fascism - Chapter Summary
The professional and expert instructors who lead these lessons will teach you about fascism's history in Europe. You'll study Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, see a timeline of events in the Spanish Civil War and learn about replacement governments. These engaging lessons provide a timeline of fascist events in Europe and outline the characteristics of fascism. Once you've finished watching the lessons in this chapter, you'll know about:
- Rise of fascism in Europe
- Italian and German fascism
- Fall of western democracies
- Influence of foreign powers in the Spanish Civil War
Fascism is brought to life by the engaging animations and graphics used in this chapter. Each lesson features a transcript to help you quickly find and retain knowledge of key terms and concepts. You'll also find self-assessment quizzes that you can use to check your understanding of the major events and leaders that contributed to the rise of fascism in Europe. Before you move on to new topics, take the chapter exam that concludes this course for further review of key topics.
1. Fascism: Characteristics, History & Rise
In this lesson, we explore the characteristics of the form of government known as fascism, including briefly examining history's best example of fascism: Hitler's Germany.
2. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.
3. German Fascism Under Hitler
In this lesson, we will explore the conditions in Germany that allowed for the rise of fascism there and the eventual dictatorship of Adolf Hitler in the mid-20th century.
4. The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments
In this lesson, we explore several European democracies that fell in the 1930s and 1940s to fascist dictatorships or Soviet-supported communist governments.
5. The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the Spanish Civil War that broke out between nationalists and socialists in Spain in the 1930s. In the aftermath, General Francisco Franco instituted a fascist dictatorship.
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