Between Two Wars

Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4 Not all Fascists Are Nazis – Civil War in Austria | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1934 Part 2 of 4

So what do you do when you have to choose between Fascism and Naziism? Hard choice? Well, if only one of them comes with independence you might take that one – this is what conservative politician Engelbert Dolfuss does when he decides to become the Fascist Dictator of Austria in 1934. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a…

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Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3 Germany Never Elected Hitler | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1933 Part 1 of 3

On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Nazi Party, walks out of the offices of German President Paul von Hindenburg with tears in his eyes. He is greeted by a small crowd cheering and saluting him with the Hitler Salute. When he gets into his car, he repeats; “we did it, we did…

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Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4 Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty,…

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Stalin’s 5 Year Plan for Economic Mass Murder | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 1 of 4 Stalin’s 5 Year Plan for Economic Mass Murder | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 1 of 4

So what do you do when you’ve ostensibly created the dictatorship of the proletariat, but you hardly have any proletarians? You build factories, lots of them, because where there are factories there are workers. But if most of the peasants become workers, who will provide the workers with bread? And now that we’ve abolished commerce,…

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Japan, the Bureaucratic War Machine  | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1931 Part 2 of 3 Japan, the Bureaucratic War Machine | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1931 Part 2 of 3

As the 1930s begin the Empire of the Rising Sun, Japan looks to mainland Asia as a means of expanding their colonial empire and securing the economic gains of the 1920s in 1931 Japan invades Chinese Manchuria and sets in motion events that will contribute to a global war just eight years from now welcome…

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Enter Yugoslavia Part 1 | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1929 Part 2 of 3 Enter Yugoslavia Part 1 | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1929 Part 2 of 3

Today I am going to touch a live wire. We are going to speak about the Balkans. Yugoslavia to be precise, where we will look at how this new country proclaimed after the Great War struggles with ethnic violence already from its beginning and how, as so often in the interwar period – some view…

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