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Lecture 4

HIST 0865 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Article 231 Of The Treaty Of Versailles, Nazism, Antisemitism

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HIST 0865
Eric J Perinovic

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Fascism and Nazism
Fascism definition
Centralized state
Major Argument
Fascism and nazism provided the major challenges to the established postwar
European order, but they frequently derived their power from eroding that
order from within.
Key Terms:
The Facist Minimum
the March on Rome
the Beer Hall Putsch
the Reichstag Fire
the Italian invasion of Ethiopia
The Fascist Minimum
The three basic attributes that a state must possess to be fascist
Strictly hierarchical
Use of the “Leader Principle”
What the leader says goes above all things, whether parliament, judicial
system, citizen unrest
Germany and Italy fall into it
Conservative elites make deals with fringe nationalist parties to evade
“Stab in the Back” myth
The idea that Germany could have won WW1, but politicians “sold them out
by making peace too early
Shown by the “War Guilt Clause”
Shows a blend of cultural, political, and material unrest that serves as the
catalyst for an overhaul of the order
Similarities between Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
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