week 3 discussion: failure of democracy and the rise of


Week 3 Discussion: Failure of Democracy and the Rise of Totalitarianism


 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. 

Address each of the following:

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

Address the following questions for each 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?