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Others were soon attracted by the novel and uncompromising character of Mussolini’s dictatorial regime. 24 Beyond Spain (temporarily) and Portugal, dictatorships sprang up – mostly in the wake of a coup d’êtat – in Greece (1925), Poland, Lithuania (both 1926), Albania (1928), and Yugoslavia (1929). 26 The second wave of ‘authoritarian departure’ was relatively shorter (1933–34) but nonetheless intense and signiﬁcant as a conﬁrmation of the earlier trend. Following Hitler’s appointment as German chancellor in January 1933, democracies were replaced by dictatorial regimes in Austria (March 1933), Estonia (March 1934), Latvia, and Bulgaria (May 1934).
Part I Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives 1 The ‘Fascist Effect’: On the Dynamics of Political Hybridization in Inter-War Europe Aristotle Kallis Introduction: ‘fascism’ beyond the classiﬁcatory paradigms Since the 1980s the historiography of fascism has produced a series of works that share a determination to ‘take fascism seriously’ – as a distinct ideological, political, and social phenomenon. Whether theoretical, classiﬁcatory or comparative, these works may have differed substantially in terms of their understanding of the essence of ‘fascism’ and the optimal methodological framework for its analysis; but together they brought about a signiﬁcant recalibration of analytical tools, charting new – and mostly fruitful – avenues of interpretation and further research.
Goeschel, ‘Italia docet? The Relationship between Italian Fascism and Nazism Revisited’, European History Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2012, pp. 480–492. 11. Paxton, ‘The Five Stages of Fascism’, pp. 9–10. 12. S. U. , Fascism Outside Europe: The European Impulse against Domestic Conditions in the Diffusion of Global Fascism, New York, SSM-Columbia University Press, 2001; F. Finchelstein, Transatlantic Fascism. Ideology, Violence and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy, 1919–1945, Durham NC, Duke University Press, 2010.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of History by W. H. Walsh