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POL3124 Hitler and Stalin: Studies in Power, Ideology and Propaganda
Credit Points: 15

This unit explores the leadership of Hitler and Stalin in the 1930s and 40s as a means to examine the interaction between ideology, totalitarianism and propaganda in the exercise of power. The unit begins with an examination of the backgrounds of both Hitler and Stalin and their psychological predisposition to a totalitarian concept of leadership. It then explores the social, economic and political issues in their rise to power. Finally, the unit examines the application of Nazism and Marxism/Leninism to the radical reconstructions of society pursued by both Hitler and Stalin together with an analysis of the social impacts of reconstruction.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAHISHistory Major
MAPOLGPolitics and Government Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004