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The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments

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How were the beliefs of Francisco Franco and Benito Mussolini similar?

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1. Why did the German economy largely struggle after the War?

2. Why did Hitler serve a nine-month prison sentence in the 1920s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the fall of western democracies in the 1930s and 1940s. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the main cause of the failure of Eastern European democracies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Head of Spain's fascist government
  • Country blamed for starting WWI
  • Mussolini's path to power

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the fall of western democracies in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the influence of the Soviet Union
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the leader who served a prison sentence for his part in an attempted coup

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled, The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between fascism and communism
  • Identify key events and figures in Italy's fascist past
  • Recognize the early actions of Adolph Hitler
  • Understand how Spain succumbed to fascist ideologies
  • Know the impact of the Soviet Union in Eastern European countries
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