Fascism : An Authoritarian System That Promotes Radical And Militant Nationalism

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Cindy Brooks Exam 1 Identification: Fascism: Fascism is an authoritarian system that promotes radical and militant nationalism. It promotes the nation above the individual and glorifies violence. The leader, a dictator, often pushes some sort of obscure ideology onto his people. One of the major examples of fascism in the history of international politics is the Nazi Party in Germany during the world war two period. This has played a major role in the development of today’s international politics system. After World War 2, the international system focused on economic growth, keeping the peace and helping rebuild. Nationalism: Nationalism is the pride, loyalty and devotion in one’s nation. After World War 1, Germany felt defeated.…show more content…
In the history of international politics, France and Britain’s foreign policy towards Germany at the start of World War 2 was appeasement. Hitler was pushing to take over Czechoslovakia. Both France and Britain were not willing to defend Czechoslovakia and instead signed what is now known as the Munich Agreement. This gave Hitler and his armies the go ahead to completely occupy the Sudetenland. The Peace of Westphalia: The Peace of Westphalia is the treaty that ended the 30 year war. It stated that the state had complete political authority over its own territory. Outsiders had no right to interfere or challenge the rulers power. It established nation states and separated church and state in the international system. Sovereignty and the separation of church and state are still both major components of today’s international system. Levee en Masse: Levee en masse is a military draft. It was created during the French Revolution. Instead of just demanding abled men to serve in the countries military, the government used nationalism and patriotism. The Levee en masse was a crucial notion in modern warfare and led to increasingly larger armies. It is also one of the first concepts of using nationalism to create a sense of national identity and a want to serve during times of war. Security Dilemma: The security dilemma refers to the idea that arming for defense provokes other countries to arm. This increases tensions and potentially
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