The Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers’ Party) came to power in Germany under the leadership of Adolf Hitler in the early 1930s. In 1934, Hitler became the Führer, chancellor, and commander in chief of Germany's army, leading to the party’s swift rise in controlling nearly all aspects of German life. Under Hitler’s leadership, the Nazis began implementing a vast plan for world domination, which initiated World War II and the devastating genocide of millions of European Jews and other minorities. With...
The Group of Eight (or G-8 Nations) is the organization of leading inudstrialized nations (the US, Canada, China, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan) that holds periodic meetings to discuss political and economic issues that affect its members and the global community. The G-8 Nation meetings have met with intense scrutiny and protest from anti-globalization protestors as well as environmentalists and human-rights activists.
The Western Front was the contested frontier between the English Channel and Switzerland during World War I. The front was the line along which much of the war was fought between the Allies to the west and Germany to the east. The front was largely unmoved throughout the war, as the two sides engaged in a long deadlock of trench warfare.
Historian Alan Brinkley looks at the New Deal era with an international perspective, exploring the evolution of global experiments in government occurring around the world, particularly fascism, communism, and liberal democracy.