History 104E (201) Topics in World History: Fascism and Anti-Fascism as Global Movements, 1919-1939.




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In 2018W, the topic for HIST 104E, 201 is Fascism and Anti-Fascism as global movements, 1919-1939. We will examine how fascism and antifascism crossed borders, reflecting on where, how and why they took hold. We will explore both the explicit and hidden support offered by Italian and German diplomatic officials to fascist groups and the response of antifascist groups, including the role of the USSR. We will explore how film, literature, art and sports became tools in spreading and resisting fascism. Among the specific events that we will examine are the Italo-Ethiopian War, the 1936 Olympics, the Spanish Civil War and the 1937 International Exposition in Paris.