mercredi 21 février 2007

Note Taking X - Fascism in the 20s and 30s

Milza, Pierre. Les fascismes. Paris : Seuil, 1991.

Summary :

An extensive research on fascism. All its political characteristics, the context in which this movement can be created and take power. The article covers all types of fascism, in all the countries which has seen them in action (Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdoms, Romania, Croatia and many more).

Future leads:

Even though this article does not cover modern fascism and neo-nazism, it will help to compare fascism these movements with their 1920s-1930s counterparts. I could also make a parallel with the economical problems of this period and the political instability with today’s situation in Germany and Russia.

The global economic crisis of 1929 è The high cost of reunification in Germany and the extreme poverty in Russia.Weak democracy created after the fall of monarchies è Weak democracy in Russia because of their history. In over 1000 years old they have no experience of how a republic works. This can be seen in their parliamentary administration, Yeltsin governed with decrees. The same thing can be said for Eastern Germany, which in the last century has seen a monarchy and a totalitarian regime followed by another. The cost of reunification is high and several problems have appeared. Also their parliamentary system is unstable and sees coalition governments time and time again. It was the same situation prior to Hitler’s arrival.

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