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European Dictatorships 1918-1945 By Stephen J. Lee

European Dictatorships 1918-1945
by Stephen J. Lee

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This work describes the course of dictatorship in Europe before and during World War II, concentrating in particular on Russia, Italy and Germany, but also covering Spain, Portugal, and the states of Central and Eastern Europe.
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European Dictatorships 1918-1945 by Stephen J. Lee

European Dictatorships surveys the extraordinary circumstances leading to, and arising from, the transformation of over half of Europe's states to dictatorships between the first and the second World Wars. Following the great success and acclaim of the first edition, the book has been thoroughly updated to include recent historical research, largely prompted by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent transformation of the political map of Europe. The European Dictatorships describes the course of dictatorship in Europe before and during the Second World War and examines the phenomenon of dictatorship itself and the widely different forms it can take. From the notorious dictatorships of Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin to less well-known states and leaders, this book scrutinizes the experiences of: Russia; Germany; Italy; Spain and Portugal; Central and Eastern European states, such as Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Austria, Bulgaria and Albania; Norway.

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European Dictatorships 1918-1945 Reviews

"Lee should be commended on his excellent narrative accounts of these complex and diverse cases. The chapters are well organized and the prose is generally clear and direct. Lee also has a talent fo focusing solely on the most important details and for making these details come alive."
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations Preface to the second edition A comment on the term 'dictatorship' Introduction: the sixteen dictatorships, 1918-1945 1 The setting for dictatorship The period before 1914 The impact of the First World War The peace settlement and its significance The crisis of democracy Dictatorship as an alternative The economic catalyst 2 Dictatorship in Russia Lenin's regime, 1917-24 the succession, 1924-9 Stalin's rule to 1941 Soviet foreign policy, 1918-41 The Great Fatherland War, 1941-5 1945-53: mature dictatorship? Reflections on Stalin's dictatorship 3. Dictatorship in Italy The rise of Mussolini to 1922: an outline the rise of Mussolini to 1922: an explanation Mussolini's dictatorship, 1922-43 Mussolini's foreign policy, 1922-40 War and collapse, 1940-5 The Italian Social Republic, 1943-5: a return to the beginning 4 Dictatorship in Germany The Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler, 1918-33 Explanations of the rise of Hitler the Third Reich, 1933-45 German foreign policy, 1919-39 Germany at war, 1939-45 5 Dictatorship elsewhere Dictatorship in Portugal and Spain Dictatorship in central and eastern Europe Dictatorship in the Balkans Puppet dictatorships from democracies 6 Dictatorships compared Totalitarian and authoritarian dictatorships The ideological basis of dictatorship The state, society and individual The economies of the dictatorships Postscript: Europe since 1945 1945-89 Since 1989 Notes Select bibliography Index

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European Dictatorships 1918-1945 by Stephen J. Lee
Stephen J. Lee
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