Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Discuss all of the following questions using several different examples of Fascism from the text, or video, and original analysis of your own.
- Discuss the role of fascism in the interwar period.
- What is fascism?
- What characteristics distinguish fascist states from merely authoritarian regimes?
- What were the driving forces that accounted for the rise in fascism during the interwar period in Europe?
- Why did the average person allow fascism to take hold?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.