In the midst of this action, the United States attempted to prevent any association with the ongoing war. However, as Hitler rose to power and Nazi Germany became an enormous threat to the globe, the United States repealed its Neutrality Acts and slowly shed its isolationist beliefs, thus entering World War II in order to preserve world order and protect its people. It is the intention of this paper to explicate the United States’ entrance into World War II. In order to achieve current purposes, this essay will advance as follows: Section 1 will explain how Adolf Hitler defied the Treaty of Versailles and turned a depression-wracked country into a major military power, Part 2 will discuss Hitler’s strategies concerning the “Jewish problem” in Germany and his military conquests from 1936 to 1940 in his attempt to control Europe, Portion 3 will expound the provisions of the Neutrality Acts and how the United States gradually repealed the provisions as Hitler became a serious threat to the world, and finally, Section 4 will both explain the position of the United States regarding the rise and threat of the Nazi power and how the United States began to slowly shed its isolationist beliefs in the wake of Hitler’s power and will conclude this essay. Primarily, when Adolf Hitler rose to power, he transformed... ... middle of paper ... ...ever, the United States gradually shed its isolationist beliefs in the wake of Hitler’s power.
This created the fascist regime under Mussolini. The fascist regime turned society into individuals who would just obey and distrust reason as well as understand violence as an essential tool to order. Ideally the country would transform into a totalitarian state; where the government would have total control over the lives of individuals and this would mean that anything is justified if it serves the states ands. Fascism emphasized victory, glorified war, is cruel to the weak, and is irrational and intolerant. Mussolini used the condition of the country to his advantage in his journey to becoming the dictator of Italy.
The fascists eventually took violent action against liberalism as well, in the form of World War Two. Thus, fascism was against these political groups, but were those political groups antifascist in nature or in action? The answer is quite simply yes, these groups were antifascist. The common element between the antifascist groups was that joining them and being active within them was a voluntary action; this is opposed to life in fascist regimes, wherein people were forced to become fascist. In this sense, fascism was totalitarian, because it made everyone become part of the system or else wanted by the police.
Mussolini came to involved the state in wars of colonial conquest, which was probably the last of the great imperialistic wars of Europe. In 1938 a change was made in the Italian government which separated the people from the decision-making process entirely. The list of parliamentary candidates was no longer offered to the masses for their approval. Mussolini merely emulated Hitler by creating the totalitarian state while removing basic democracy. After Mussolini's fall from power and his heroic rescue by German paratroopers, it was created under the watchful protection of nazi troops.
Before the idea of legally taking over the political and economic of Germany, he planned to take over the Reichstag building with force thinking The Putsch was his way to success. ‘… the Nazi movement legally wound back the provisions of the Weimar Constitution, exerted its control over the civil service and legal systems and outlawed opposition parties.’ (Bidgood et.al 2006: 127). Since Hitler could not gain power of Germany by overtaking the Reichstag he was to do it legally by standing as the Chancellor and create authoritative orders to create his new world. In the beginning, Adolf Hitler was an unknown figure to the public, but he slowly built his own political ideas as he started doing speeches at the beer hall which was his initial point for his ideas to emerge and advance. Once Hitler thought he had enough people supporting his party, he explicit decision was to take over the Reichstag, but was to find guilty of treason.
When drawing parallels between the novel and an application of its politics in modern society, it is as though Orwell foresaw the development of numerous dictatorships and corrupt governments to come. The purging of undesirable elements by the governments of both Hitler’s Third Reich and Orwell’s Oceania were done in the pursuit of perfection and power, but both resulted in manipulative, controlling nightmares, which distorted humanity’s perception of reality. On January 30, 1933, Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany. His government, known as the Third Reich, quickly transformed into “a regime in which Germans enjoyed no guaranteed basic rights” (USHMM 1). Ultimately, his plan was to eliminate all pre-existing politics and make Germany a powerful, unified single-party state.
America was witnessing a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the US fell into the worst depression in history. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was u... ... middle of paper ... ... many people to turn against New Deal policies. In addition, The United States entered World War II in December of 1941, the year generally considered to be the end of the Great Depression, causing an enormous growth in the economy as war goods were once again in great demand. No major New Deal legislation was enacted after 1938. However one good thing remained.
The need for soldiers and war materials created tons of jobs for the U.S. citizens. In 1944, the rate of unemployment in the United States had fell to a grand number of 1 percent, (Mitchener). The Great Depression was the worst financial decade that the United States economy had ever encountered. The stock market crashed, banks failed, and drought swept across the plains. But at the end, the American economy was able to recover and still continues to be a successful nation.
The ideology of fascism is an extreme version of totalitarianism and nationalism with a major aspect being that violence was the way to get what you wanted and to keep others in their place. To enforce his power Mussolini had a secret police that would expose plans of rebellion and to enforce the idea of totalitarianism (control what you say/do). To make sure everything would be done in Mussolini’s fascist ways, he made all other political parties illegal. Mussolini used propaganda so he would be viewed as the symbol of the state, which made him... ... middle of paper ... ...pt to over take the government (which failed) was supposedly taken from Mussolini’s successful March on Rome. Stalin and Hitler were both perceived to be very paranoid people and both killed people that were close to them out of fear of the other person being a threat.
The New Deal did help restore the economy as well as another World War. Gradually things started to change and the Great Depression ended, but the American people were never the same. Overlooking the worse time in American history it is important to realize that all though that is over, the poverty never was fully taken care of. Just by looking over the United States h... ... middle of paper ... ..."The Great Depression (1929-1939)." The Great Depression (1929-1939).