Failure of Democracy and the Rise of Totalitarianism

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Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 4, 5 ● Lesson ● Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

During the 1930s, much of the world seemed to give up on their hope for a democratic solution to their problems and instead turned to totalitarianism, both in Europe and in Asia.

For the initial post, select and address ​one​ of the following:

  • Germany/Hitler ● USSR/Stalin ● Japan/Tojo

Address the following questions for your selection:

  • What effects did the history, politics, and economies of those areas play in their decisions to turn to totalitarianism?
  • What role did the Great Depression in the United States play in their plight?

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. At least one of your responses should be to a peer who chose an option ​different ​from yours. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

 

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