HIS386H1: Fascism

Hours: 
24L

A comparative and transnational examination of fascist movements and regimes in Europe during 1919-1945. Beginning with Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany, this course analyzes manifestations of the phenomenon in various European countries, including France, Spain, the Baltic states, Central Europe and Scandinavia. We analyze the factors that led to fascist movements obtaining power in certain countries and to their failure in others. Collaboration with Nazi Germany during the Second World War is also explored. Finally, we discuss whether the concept of ‘generic’ fascism can also be applied to other regions and periods.

Prerequisite: 

9.0 FCE including 1.0 FCE in HIS courses

Exclusion: 

HIS389H1 (Topics in History: Fascism), offered in Winter 2018 and Winter 2019

Recommended Preparation: 

A course in European History

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)