Influential Political Figures of the Twentieth Century Essay by Peerless

Influential Political Figures of the Twentieth Century
A study into how the beliefs and actions of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler influenced the world during the early part of the twentieth century.
# 6716 | 1,000 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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The paper shows that not only did the ideas and policies of Marx, Lenin, Stalin Mussolini and Hitler have significant effects within their own countries during their lifetimes, but became so widespread that their influence was felt throughout the world. The author of the paper shows that the ideas and actions of these five men are now of such importance to the study of history, politics and sociology, that their influence will be taught to, and discussed by, students for many generations to come.

From the Paper:

"In his desire to restore Italy to greatness, Mussolini was responsible for introducing the images that are now commonly associated with the word ‘fascism’, such as military rallies, emotional speeches and slogans, and a patriotic leader with great personal charisma (Griffin 1995). These ideas and images were soon adopted and developed by the leader of the country with which Italy would form a close alliance with during World War II, a man who saw Mussolini as a role model, but who would take the ideas of Mussolini and Fascism to such an extreme that he would become, arguably, the most notorious and despised man in history - Adolf Hitler."

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