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HST112Paper#2 - Nicolas Canel HST112 Professor Ebner Paper...

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Nicolas Canel HST112 Professor Ebner Paper #2 4/11/11 PAPER #2 After the First World War, Russia and Germany, as well as other countries, embarked on radical new experiments in their politics, economics, and social organizations . Communist USSR and Nazi Germany had many of the same ideas, yet the ideals behind the ways their machines ran, were quite different . Both wanted to find their versions of a Utopian government and society . Both Communist USSR and Nazi Germany were in many way totalitarian . Totalitarianism is a regime where the commander has TOTAL RULE over both the society and the government . Both worked through the idea of an ultimate and supreme authority with no questions asked kind of system, as well as the state being everything . Nazi Germany was constructed very similarly to Fascist Italy . Hitler saw how Mussolini came to power and followed it to a degree . The idea of gaining power and having power is good, the ideals of the fascist Nazi Germany were in many ways to promote the animalistic side of people and to have people strive to win, be the best and show that violence is good, and peace needs to be pushed aside at times . The one, who gets to rule, is because they took it. They seized power . Fascism embraces the state, violence, intense nationalism, and spiritual irrationalism, while it rejects individualism, groups, and thinking . The idea of rejecting
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thinking is because action is what moves forward, not pondering and thinking . Everyone is ONE, there aren’t special interests, there aren’t groups, everyone is the state, and everyone is one . This is where the bond and sense of being comes from: the state. USSR Communist Russia is all about equality within the state . Everyone works for the greater good of the state . Both found terror useful. Fascist Nazi Germany found terror as a way of keeping people in place and fearful, but also as motivating for the people of the state to want to be the best and on top . Communist USSR found terror as a way of keeping people in place .
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HST 112 taught by Professor Ebner during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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HST112Paper#2 - Nicolas Canel HST112 Professor Ebner Paper...

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