(Answered) HIST410N Week 3 Discussion: 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?


During the 1930s Democratic governments across the globe appeared to be on the verge of collapse. This trend was particularly conspicuous in Europe and Asia. Germany serves as an ideal example of the areas where democracy was overtaken by extremist ideologies during the 1930s (Duiker, 2015). Here, Adolf Hitler constantly preached extremist ideologies to the Germans. It was just a matter of time before his radical approach propelled him into power. Precisely, he rode into the highest echelons of power in Germany through his Nazi Party. The Nazi Party subscribed to anti-democracy ideals….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5