Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany provides a succinct and provocative introduction to Italian fascism and German nazism. Incorporating recent historical research together with original and challenging arguments, Alexander J. De Grand examines:
* the similarities and differences in the early development of the two regimes
* the exercise of power by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
* the relationship between the two regimes
* policies towards women, youth and culture.
Revised throughout, the second edition of this respected book takes account of recent historical research and includes an expanded discussion of the role of the military in the two regimes.
Series Editors' Preface Acknowledgements Chronology of the Fascist and Nazi Regimes Introduction 1. Fascism and Nazism before the Seizure of Power 2. The Rise of Fascism and Nazism 3. The March to Power 4. The Exercise of Power 5. The New Order 6. The Institutionalization of the Party 7. The Fascist and Nazi Economic Systems 8. Autarky and Economic Mobilization 9. The New "Fascist" Community: Demography and Race 10. The New "Fascist" Community: Women and Youth 11. Culture and Society 12. Consensus of Coercion under Fascism and Nazism 13. The Status of the Military 14. Imperialism and Expansion: Fascism, Nazism and the Challenge of War Conclusion Notes Index