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Munich accords

-permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation
-were agreed to by Germany, Great Britain, France and Italy
-area called studentenland

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Edvard Beneš

government in exile in Britain. Centrist but worked with Communist exiles.

3

who liberated Czechoslovakia

soviets

4

Italian fascism

seeks to regenerate … a country by basing it on a heightened sense of national belonging or ethnic identity- Mussolini

5

mussolini abuse of power quote

We do not argue with those who disagree with us, we destroy them

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what contributed to the development of Italian fascism

1. Problems of corruption of liberalism
2. Futurism’s embrace of Fascism
3. Humiliation in World War I for Italy
4. Fond memories of the camaraderie in the trenches
5. Fear of Communism
6. King and Catholic Church relinquish power without a fight
7. Economic problems of the 1930s lead to breakdown of democracies
8. Charisma of Mussolini and his timely shift from class to nation

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how did Mussolini describe himself?

As a 'man of the people'

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about mussolini

-was socialist and then became fascist
-wanted a strong state but also like business
-banned opposition parties, media and unions

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why did fascists credentials crumble

-battle field losses
-increasing internal dissent

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fascists promises to Italian people

-Promised to put people back to work
-protect the church
-To construct a stronger, highly militarized nation
-to undo Italys WWII humiliation
-return italy to golden age of ancient Rome
-To protect private property.
-To build a strong state yet not “nationalize” businesses.
-To defeat the Communists.
-To deliver “one man” solutions unlike democracy, with parties divided against each other.
-To celebrate masculinity.

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why did Italy have a civil war

because fascism separated the country, but then they killed Mussolini and everything was better and then fascism was ruined!!!!!