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Benito Mussolini of Italy. How did the Great Depression lead to the rise of totalitarian leaders?What is the difference between a totalitarian communist government and a totalitarian fascist government? What are the similarities?With the current governments unable to ease the pain and suffering of unemployment and inflation, Europeansbegan to be drawn to totalitarian leaders who made promises about economic recovery. Totalitarianism is a political system in which all authority isin the hands of the stateIn Stalin’s totalitarian communist government there was no ownership of private property. In totalitarian fascist there is private property andfree enterprise with often severe restrictions.9
How did Hitler gain, consolidate and maintain power in Germany after the Great Depression?Objectives:Describe how Hitler gained, consolidated and maintained power in Germany after the Great Depression.1930-1933: The Rise of the Nazi Party and Hitler Becomes Chancellor ofGermanyHitler salutes Nazis in Weimar – 1930Image is courtesy of wikimedia commons and is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germanylicense.Hitler in a NSDAP meeting – 1930Image is courtesy of wikimedia commons andis licensed under the CreativeCommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 GermanylicenseHitler poses for the camera, 1930Image is courtesy of wikimedia commons andis licensed under the CreativeCommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germanylicense104
Directions:Read the excerpt and examine the graphic. Respond to the question. In the early 1930s, the mood in Germany was depressing and hopeless. Unemployment rose from 4 million to 6 million in 1931 and inflation continued. The worldwide economic depression hit many countries hard, however, Germany was not only suffering from economic problem, the country was also suffering from the loss of confidence due to being defeated in World War I. The Germans lacked confidence in democracy and the Weimar Republic which they came to believe was too weak to pull the country out of these troubles. The economic problems and the German loss of faith in the Weimar Republic’s democracy provided the perfect opportunity for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party to gain power. Hitler was an excellent speaker and often gave speeches that targeted those Germans who were desperate for change such as the unemployed, young people, and members of the lower middle class. In his speeches, he promised a better life.. According to the graphic and the text above, what events allowed Hitler and the Nazi party to rise to power?. Hitler was an excellent speaker and often gave speeches that targeted those Germans who were desperate for change such as the unemployed, young people, and members of the lower middle class. In his speeches, he promised a better life. Weimar Republic.