Essay about History: World War Ii and Western World Change

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The English Revolution and the French Revolution had a lot in common because they both took place around the same time. The French Revolution was plotted by the person who helped the Americans in their own, Marquis de Lafayette, therefore both the Revolutions have many things in common. Also both the revolutions were revolts of the middle class population against the ruling power. It brought the creation of a Republic and the writing of a Constitution. Also the revolutionaries were found of Enlightenment ideas such as freedom, and equality and much more. One of the things in common are that they both fought a war in their own land. Due to them being different countries they had different cultures and were different in every aspect. The Americans planned their revolution for many years and executed it with the help of the French. Once the revolution was over France realized that they don’t have the freedom America does so they started to plan their own revolution. The French Revolution seemed to never end since it wasn’t really organized the way a revolution should be. The American Revolution was about the independence of a country. The wealthy people were the ones who planned it. The capitalists wanted a different government and a democracy. On the other hand the French Revolution was about human rights. They had more money then nobility. The US revolution was based on rule of law. The French Revolution was based on man's reason. In perspective, the English Civil War and the French Revolution were two events that were very significant. The English Civil War introduced a possibility that a nation could exist without a king and the French Revolution showed how dangerous completely removing an old government system can be to that particular nation. A Biblical perspective on the English Civil War and the French Revolution is that both King Louis XIV and Charles I were poor kings. Louis the XIV was a flamboyant king and did not feed the poor. This eventually led to his execution by the famished masses. Charles I was king who was poorly equipped for the job and his arrogance to the Parliament eventually brought him down.

What is Fascism? How and why did rise up in the 1920’s and 1930’s? Who supported it and why? Fascism is a twentieth century ideology, marked by dictatorship and militant nationalism, that rejected communism, conservatism, liberalism, and democracy. Fascists stressed the primary of the nation and directed all resources to strengthening it. What mattered to fascists is ones devotion to enhancing the power and territory of the state. Private property and religious worship was permitted as long as they didn’t interfere with the nation’s needs. Philosophy of government that stresses the primary and glory of the state, unquestioning obedience to its leader, subordination of the individual will to the state’s authority, and harsh suppression of dissent. Martial virtues are celebrated, while liberal and democratic values are disparaged. Fascism went up in the 1920’s and 1930’s because of economic depression in Europe at that time the people were desperate for a way out of the poverty. It also rose out of fear of the rising power of the working classes; it differed from contemporary communism by its protection of business and landowning elites and preservation of class systems. Along came Hitler and Mussolini, both very charismatic, forceful speakers saying all the right things and promising the people deliverance. The people fell for it. Many fascist got support by many of the common people. Since they said they would bring the country back on its feet they use a lot of Nationalism. Many of the European countries suffer from the Great depression which got many of them to think democracy and a republic won't work it was either communist or Fascism. Both Communist and fascist fought to get control of the government in some countries the Fascist won such as Italy, Germany, Spain, and Portugal. One way the