This comprehensive yet succinct history of twentieth century European Dictators stresses both the similairities and differences in each regime.Written for undergraduate students studying modern European History, this book profiles each dictator and sets them within the context of their time and world events. The social, political, economic and foreign policies of the dictatorships are also analysed.
D.G. Williamson was formerly Head of History at Highgate School.
1. Seedbed of the Dictatorships2. The Victory of Leninism3. Establishment of Mussolini's Dictatorship in Italy, 1919-19294. Beleagured Democracy in Germany, 1919-19295. Dictatorships in the Iberian Peninsula and the Successor States6. Assessment of European Dictatorships in the 1920s7. The Rise of Hitler and the 3rd Reich, 1930-19398. Stalinist Russia, 1930-19419. Italian Fascism in the 1930s10. The Rise of General Franco11. Authoritarian Regimes During the High Noon of Fascism12. Dictatorships in the 1930s: An Assessment13. Nazism at War14. Collapse of Italian Fascism15. Triumph of Stalinism, 1941-195316. Spain and Portugal: Dictatorships that Survived, 1940-195317. ConclusionGlossaryWho's WhoBibliographyIndex