The Inter War Period

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The inter-war period (1918 – 1939) is characterized by conflicts among states, political rivalry and economic instability in Europe. Economic competetion between different powers and the depression leaded to the rise of extremist politicians moved to the Mussulini`s fascist Italy since 1920. Ten years later the European democracy fell; as a result, the power of Hitler in Nazi Germany began to rise constantly. Italian fascism is considered to be the elder brother of Nazism what made the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini complex and troublesome. These two political leaders had in their policy as differences, as similarities. Both Hitler and Mussolini had similarities in the way of ruling foreign and domestic policy; however, at the same time they had differences in the level of their constitutional positions and the attitude to religion. The first similarity of Hitler and Mussolini is their way of ruling foreign policy. In the Spanish Civil War Germany and Italy joined the rebelians who were fighting against the left-wing Republican. The main reason for this was their unwillingness to see communist followers in Western Europe. After the Spanish Civil War both Hitler and Mussolini became allies which efect the sharing similar foreign policies. As a result of their alliance they started to support each other in expansionism. In November of 1937 Italy left the League of Nations and joined the Anti-Comintern Pact with Japan and Germany, which would ultimately lead to the
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