Rejections of Democracy: The Interwar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
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Decline of the West?
After the Great War, many percieved that Western Civilization was in crisis.
Russians in Revolt
The Russian Revolution created a new kind of totalitarian state.
Losing Their Grip
Western Imperialism reached its high point while starting to lose control of colonies.
Fascism came to dominate European politics.
The German version of fascism, Naziism, brought its leader Hitler to power.
The Roads to Global War
Fascist Japan and Nazi Germany launched into World War II.