Notes+10.26.2010 - History 158C 10.26.2010 Western Europe:...

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History 158C 10.26.2010 Western Europe: New Europe I. New Politics Elimination of fascists and communists o Fascism defeated exception: Spain & Portugal o Communists kept out of power demonized Cold War Discredited 1956 Hungary, 1968 Prague Spring Shock to Western Communists Must reinvent itself Le Pen national front in France extreme Right o France no turn to the right until economic issues came to the head limited to France Center takes control Christian Democracy o Started on the fringe, came to the center o Democratic, roughly right of center o Conservative but accepts universal welfare state o Becomes main line party in France, Germany, Italy Social Democrats left of Christian Democrats o Leaders De Gasperi (Italy) o Strong center position supported status quo II. Conclusion New Europe vs. Old Europe o Old strong Fascist, Communist parties, democracy struggling WWII makeover for democracy
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course HIST 158C taught by Professor Adamthwaite during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Notes+10.26.2010 - History 158C 10.26.2010 Western Europe:...

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