Failure of Democracy and the Rise of Totalitarianism

Initial Post Instructions During the 1930s, much of the world seemed to give up on their hope for a democratic solution to their problems and instead turned to totalitarianism, both in Europe and in Asia.

For the initial post, select and address one of the following:

· Germany/Hitler

· USSR/Stalin

· Japan/Tojo

Address the following questions for your selection:

· What effects did the history, politics, and economies of those areas play in their decisions to turn to totalitarianism?

· What role did the Great Depression in the United States play in their plight?

Sample Solution