Political Ideologies During The Twentieth Century

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The twentieth century, unlike any other before it, saw dramatic changes in many different areas such as science, technology, politics, religion, and society. One of the most important changes was the increasing amount of wars. People have died in wars since the very beginning, but in the twentieth century wars began to generate much higher body counts both among armies and civilian populations, being terminal and causing a drastic amount of casualties. Furthermore, in the twentieth century, two opposing dictatorships arose. Although both had many similarities, they represented the culmination of two different political ideologies that had flourished in Europe since the mid-nineteenth century. It all goes back to World War I, which produced an affected public that increasingly seek to change their circumstances in life, but attempted to do so outside of the established system. During the period leading up to World War II, there were two men who were on opposing sides; the men were Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These men were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the ways that they succeeded. Their success was mostly attributed to their new ideas and their politics. As well, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, two of the greatest dictators in world history demonstrated differences in ideology and the way they rise to power, however they had similarities in the methods they used to control society. The term "ideology" is used
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