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.