Ch 29: NYSTCE Social Studies: 20th Century Politics

About This Chapter

In order to quickly review political material that is going to be on the NYSTCE Social Studies exam, you can go through the resources in this chapter. They are interactive so that learning can be fun.

NYSTCE Social Studies: 20th Century Politics - Chapter Summary

The lessons put together in this chapter are designed to help you review different topics dealing with 20th century politics in preparation for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. Some of these include:

  • The history and creation of the U.S.S.R.
  • Stalin's rule over the Soviet Union
  • Characteristics of fascism
  • Ideology and influences of fascism
  • Hitler's rule over Germany
  • Definition and facts about Nazism
  • Japan's nationalism and militarization

Our short video lessons make it easy to refresh your knowledge of 20th century politics. The lessons include video tags that help you quickly scroll through different sections. To see if you are retaining the right historical information for the exam, take advantage of our self-assessment quizzes. If you need assistance, you can always get help from one of our instructors.

8 Lessons in Chapter 29: NYSTCE Social Studies: 20th Century Politics
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The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

1. The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

In this lesson, we will learn about the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly referred to as the Soviet Union. We will learn what events brought about the emergence of the Soviet Union, and how it has impacted the course of world history.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

2. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Fascism: Characteristics, History & Rise

3. 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.

Fascism: History, Ideology, and Influence

4. Fascism: History, Ideology, and Influence

Fascism is a political ideology that literally wreaked havoc across the globe in the first part of the 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about what fascism is, its history and its influence. A short quiz follows.

The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

5. 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.

German Fascism Under Hitler

6. 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.

Nazism: Definition, Facts & Ideology

7. Nazism: Definition, Facts & Ideology

The rise of Nazism was a dark chapter in twentieth century history. Because of it, millions of people suffered and died. Read on to find out about the ideology, definition, and some facts behind Nazism.

Militarization and Nationalism in Japan in the 1920s-1930s

8. Militarization and Nationalism in Japan in the 1920s-1930s

Within 13 years, Japan went from a founder of the League of Nations to being the very sort of state that the League was founded to stop. This lesson explores that radical transformation.

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