History: Dictatorship in Europe, 1919 to 1939

Starting 5 February, 2020

Week one       Introduction. The rise of Mussolini and fascism in Italy.

Week two       Fascist Italy 1926 to 1939. The nature of fascism.

Week three     Hitler’s rise to power – Nazism.

Week four       Nazi Germany – Hitler’s dictat­or­ship 1934 to 1939.

Week five        Fascists who failed: Degrelle in Belgium, O’Duffy in Ireland, Mosley in Britain.

Week six          The spread of dictat­or­ship — author­it­arian and military regimes – ‘Royal Dictators’.

Week seven    Franco’s seizure of power in Spain, Dollfuss in Austria.

Week eight     Stalin and Communist Dictatorship in the Soviet Union.