The Fascist Leader in Germany

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Fascism was around approximately forty years. From 1921-1943, Mussolini was the Fascist leader in Italy and Hitler was the Fascist leader in Germany. Many people thought Fascism could improve their countries because the leaders who stepped up to power, promised great improvements. They also convinced the citizens that they had nothing more to worry about. When Fascist leaders were brought to power, they promised the people their lives would be better and their country would be saved. Fascism was good for people who complied with the rules, but not for those who talked against their leaders. Fascism in the 1920’s lead Europe to support of the middle class and economic instability. Fascism in the 1920’s lead Europe to support for…show more content…
Both Germany and Italy were undergoing economic hardships after WWI. At that time, there was high inflation and an unstable government. Many people at this time were looking for a leader who would change everything for the better. Then came Hitler and Mussolini. Both Hitler and Mussolini started from the very bottom. Almost everyone thought their ideas would never work and ignored them for a while. Very slowly, they were able to acquire an audience. Both leaders made their way up the rankings very quickly, until they reached the top. Both of the leaders came to power at a good time, while the countries were experiencing economic hardships and were very unstable. An example of the leaders being able to come to power so quickly is, “Consequently, the swing of voters to support the Nazi Party due to factors of economic instability aided Hitler's rise to power, hence the rise of Germany towards existence as a fascist state.”(Rise of Germany). Adolf Hitler was able to convince a large amount of voters because of the economic instability and how people wanted Germany to become lively and stable. A factor that caused economic instability in Germany was the Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic was put in place of the old German government post-WWI. The Weimar Republic caused many problems such as economic instability for Germany. An example of this is, “...the economic instability of the 1920s and early 1930s [made things worse for] the
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