Europe In The 20s Notes

Europe In The 20s Notes - rougher background, incorporated...

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Europe In The 20s - Borders of Europe do not exactly line up with ethnic groups. Czechs were industrial, Slovaks were agrarian, and therefore that is why they were incorporated into one country. Sudetenland given to Czechs to form a mountainous boundary with the Germans. Poles guaranteed Corridor to the Sea to allow Poles access to the sea, which required splitting Germans up. - Ethnic conflicts took place even within states. Example: Poles vs. Ukrainians. Yugoslavia created out of many Slavic groups, relations between them not always happy. - Political Divisions: Bitter conflict over political principles. There existed a radical shift in political dialogue. Political thought was much divided; therefore it was hard to get parliamentary democracy to work. Example: in the first 8 years of Poland’s existence, Poland had 14 different governments. All countries in Central Europe experienced this. Czechoslovakia was the only remaining country that still had a stable government. Right wing governments now came from a
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Unformatted text preview: rougher background, incorporated violence, made practical use of techniques used by sots from the Bolsheviks. -Fascist Italy was supposed one of the winners of the WWI. The left was looking for a Bolshevik style revolution. Italy was awarded some territories after the War, but was still upset. Ex-military people took over the foreign city of Fiume, and in this atmosphere, Mussolini came into power. Mussolini was a thug, had no close friends. He was originally a sot, but then in 1914 came to not be a sot anymore after his support for Italy joining the war. -Election of May 1921: Fascists win 35 seats (7% of total) in Parliament. October 1922: The march on Rome, Mussolini appointed Prime Minister. April 1924, Fascists win majority of seats in a national election. Murder of Giacomo Matteotti, an outspoken moderate social opponent of Mussolini. -The Great Depression: The US was a lender of money to many different countries....
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