IBDP History Chapter 2.1 Notes
the impact of fascism on italian foreign policy: the origins, 1870–1933
STUDY NOTES FOR HISTORY CHAPTER 2.1 – THE IMPACT OF FASCISM ON ITALIAN FOREIGN POLICY: THE ORIGINS, 1870–1933
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The notes of “The impact of fascism on Italian foreign Policy: the origins, 1870-1933” starts with a timeline of major events that took place in Italian history from 1870 to 1933. This helps students memorise the important dates and understand the key events better. The Chapter starts by discussing the rise of Mussolini to power. The reasons and political environment behind Mussolini’s rise to power is discussed in detail.
The concept and ideals of racism and nationalism is discussed in great depth, so as to give the students a clear understanding of the political and psychological factors that fuel the growth of authoritarian governments. The factors that affected Mussolini’s foreign policy and its efficacy is also discussed in great detail. More importance is given to the economic and political factors that led to the rise of authoritarian governments in Europe.
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- Chapter 1.1 – The impact of nationalism and militarism on Japan’s foreign policy: the origins, 1853–1930
- Chapter 1.2 – Japanese expansion in South-East Asia, 1931-1941
- Chapter 1.3 – The international response to Japanese aggression, 1931-1941
- Chapter 2.1 – The impact of fascism on Italian foreign policy: the origins, 1870–1933
- Chapter 2.2 – The impact of Nazism on German foreign policy: the origins, 1918–1933