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11-25-07 Fascism - Fascism 1 Consequences of the Depression...

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Fascism 1. Consequences of the Depression 1. Polarization 1. On the basis of class 2. Worker revolts 1. The working class wanted change 2. Looked to other classes like the precursors to a communist revolution 3. Made the middle classes uncomfortable, and the classes divided politically 3. 1919 – Fascists come to power in Italy 1. Promises to the people 1. Fascists promised to end the divisiveness of this party polarization between the classes 2. Promised under Mussolini small businesses from the working class and from the capitalists of industry 2. Were backed by big industry 2. The German Nazi party 1. Formed in the early 1920s 2. Appealed greatly to veterans of WWI who wanted to use mitaristic behavior 3. Drew the middle and upper classes away from the traditional parties 4. Promise to reestablish unity and the greatness of their nation 5. 1932 – Received 37% of the vote in Germany making it the largest party after the social democrats 6.
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