Approximately 60 million lives were taken during World War II. This book serves to explore the ultimate cause of it—fascism—and to educate readers on the history and motivation behind this complex political movement.
This historical exploration includes many helpful educational tools, including a timeline, an encyclopedia, and excerpts from primary source documents. Using primary document sources, the author provides a direct account of the origin and evolution of fascism. This text analyzes the rise of fascism in Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain from 1919 through 1945. Readers in high school and college will not only learn the facts surrounding World War II but also understand the cultural environment and events that led up to the devastation of the Holocaust. This text is crucial for educating students about the beginnings and extension of the fascist movement in Europe in the early 20th century.
- Analyzes the rise of fascism in different countries and settings
- Serves as an ideal reference for high school students and undergraduates
- Includes original argumentative essays that investigate some of the enduring issues surrounding fascism
- Examines excerpts from primary source documents
- Provides a timeline that serves as a quick reference tool for students