mercredi 28 mars 2007


Title: The Causes of the Resurgence of Fascism in Russia and Germany
Thesis statement: The cultural and historical context added to the political instability caused by the reunification of Germany and the weak traditions for democracy in Russia contributed to the resurgence of fascist movements in those two countries
I. Review of the literature
A. Fascist and neo-Nazi organizations in Germany and Russia feed on anti-Semitism
B. These organizations use tensions created by immigration to recruit new members
II. Causes of the resurgence of fascist organizations in Russia and Germany
A. Economic problems contributing to the resurgence of fascism
1. Unemployment and poverty since the reunification in Germany
2. High inflation rate and poverty in Russia’s newborn market economy
3. Comparison with the global economic crisis of 1929 and the financial situation in Europe after World War I
B. Political issues resulting in a growing support to far right nationalist groups
1. Instability in Russia’s newborn presidential system
2. Weak and contradictory coalitions in Germany
3. These situations are similar but not as severe as the power vacuum felt in the aftermath of World War I
C. The cultural and historical contexts of both countries are favourable to the resurgence of fascist movements
1. Russia and its long history of anti-Semitism
2. Xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Germany
3. Weak traditions for democracy in Russia after a millennium of authoritarian rule
4. Eastern Germany is new to the traditions of democracy unlike West Germany
5. Xenophobia and inexperienced governments were a main factor in the emergence of
fascism in Italy and Germany before World War II

2 commentaires:

Prof. Saint-Yves a dit...

Include the title of your paper also!

Vincent Bélanger a dit...

Oh, I forgot.
Here we go!